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SENATE 2016-NORTH CAROLINA
RALEIGH — U.S. Sen. Richard Burr says his re-election campaign is the last time he’ll run for elected office. Burr announced his plans Wednesday while attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. A campaign spokesman confirmed the two-term senator’s plans to quit campaigning after this year’s re-election bid. That means Burr will retire from politics next year if he loses in November or in 2022 if he wins another six-year term. SENT: 110 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-DEPARTING DELEGATE
UNDATED — A North Carolina delegate was leaving the Republican National Convention on Wednesday amid friction over negative comments he made about GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Bob Orr, a former North Carolina Supreme Court justice, said he was headed to the airport to leave Cleveland after having some issues with his credentials after he told a Raleigh television station that he thought Trump was dangerous. More convention events are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 230 words.
NFL CONCUSSION-INSURANCE LAWSUIT
UNDATED — A former Carolina Panthers player who received what the NFL deemed a career-ending concussion has sued Lloyd’s of London for denying a $1 million insurance policy. The lawsuit filed this week in North Carolina could become a test case for insurers dealing with the fallout from sports concussions and head trauma claims. By Maryclaire Dale. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.
— MURDER CONVICTION APPEAL, from WILMINGTON — A Wilmington man convicted in a 1988 death wants his case overturned. SENT: 120 words.
— WAREHOUSE FIRE, from CHARLOTTE — Authorities say five workers have been taken to the hospital after an explosion and fire on the loading dock of a Charlotte warehouse. SENT: 90 words.
— PANTHERS STADIUM, from CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers are making more improvements at Bank of America Stadium. SENT: 130 words.
— FLORIDA LIGHTNING STRIKE-BEACH, from CLEARWATER, Fla. — Two North Carolina teens were struck by lightning as they walked on a Florida beach. SENT: 130 words.
— UNIVERSITY SPEECH-LAWSUIT, from RALEIGH — A student Christian organization in North Carolina State University has dropped its lawsuit against school administrators after the university changed its student speech policy. SENT: 130 words.
DURHAM — Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk has already come back from one ruptured Achilles tendon. Now he’s doing it again — and faster than before. By Sports Writer Joedy McCreary. SENT: 710 words, AP Photo NY156.
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