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NC House bill would curb naming state highways after politicians

New legislation was proposed in the N.C. House of Representatives on Wednesday to limit naming of highways to military personal and emergency responders who were killed in the line of duty. This legislation would only apply to public highways, so cities would still be able to name roads after politicians. But it's an effort to curb the number of roads named for politicians — which Gov. Pat McCrory made a joke about in his State of the State speech.

Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine outlines recent conflict in speech

The crisis in Ukraine may appear to have escalated to its height in 2013 and early 2014. But this might not the case. A break of ceasefire in the Donetsk region and over 9,000 Russian troops in Ukraine seem to tell a different story. The history of Ukraine’s relationship with Russia, and the resulting three key decisions, were explained by former ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor, in a lecture on UNC's campus Tuesday.

Board of Education: All NC high school students to be impacted by grading scale change

The N.C. Board of Education voted Thursday to change North Carolina’s grading scale from a seven-point grading scale to a 10-point grading scale — affecting all current public high school students. In North Carolina public school, a 93-100 used to mean that the student would receive an A, while a 90 was a B. But the new changes being ushered in will allow students receiving anywhere from a 90 to a 100 to receive an A.