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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Three teens have been arrested after an explosion on a city bus in Durham last week. No one was hurt when what police called a "Draino bomb" exploded on a bus July 22.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for Blackwater security guards are accusing the government of suppressing evidence favorable to the defendants, who are accused in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. The attorneys say the suppressed evidence consists of photographs of eight spent shell casings that would fit an AK-47 - the weapon of choice used by insurgents and Iraqi authorities.

NEW YORK (AP) - Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Family Dollar is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (AP) - About 100 people in the U.S. drown each year because of rip currents, and around 80 percent of swimmers who have to be rescued in the ocean are caught in them. Researchers launched GPS-equipped "drifters" into the Atlantic Ocean to get a better idea of how these deadly currents work.

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