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

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Same-sex couples are planning to deliver more than 10,000 signatures to Gov. Pat McCrory asking him to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban. The petitions come a month after pastors rallying at the Capitol asked McCrory to use his powers to defend the amendment.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An administrative law judge says the state's firing of a state crime lab agent linked to dozens of misreported lab results should be upheld. Duane Deaver had petitioned the Office of Administrative Hearings to get his job back. His supervisors fired him based on three reasons for unacceptable personal conduct.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A judge has dismissed all charges and overturned the sentence of a man who spent 22 years in prison after his conviction in a child sex abuse case. A Henderson County grand jury indicted Michael Alan Parker and eight others in 1993.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - UNC-Chapel Hill is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. The school hasn't identified any players it is investigating. The No. 23 Tar Heels host Liberty in their season opener on Saturday.

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