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Mock shooters help UNC system plan for emergencies

After UNC-Pembroke held a drill last year to test the university’s response to a shooter on campus, school officials decided that sending text messages to alert students wasn’t enough warning.The school has since put in place sirens to use in the event of emergencies, said McDuffie Cummings Jr., UNC-Pembroke’s police chief.

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Health care reform's impact on UNC students

Christine Crowther doesn’t have a job lined up for when she graduates  and said she doubts she’ll find one that provides health insurance.So Crowther said she’s relieved that, under the new health insurance legislation that President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday, she can remain on her parents’ health insurance until she turns 26.

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Health care bill headed to Obama’s desk

Correction (March 24 1:46 a.m.): The clarification for this story incorrectly states that President Barack Obama can sign the health insurance reform bill passed by the Senate on Sunday. The House of Representatives passed the bill on Sunday. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.Clarification (March 23 1:03 a.m.): This story is unclear about the next steps for the health care bills. President Barack Obama can sign the bill passed by the Senate on Sunday, but the reconciliation bill still must be passed by the Senate before going to him.The U.S. House of Representatives voted 219-212 Sunday night to pass what could be the final iteration of sweeping health overhaul legislation.In a vote that received no Republican support, the House approved a bill passed in December by the U.S. Senate.Thirty-four Democrats also voted against the bill.

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Literacy group hosts well-known writers

The inspiration for HBO’s show “True Blood” — the “Southern Vampire Mysteries” series — was a product of menopause, the books’ author said Monday.“I thought, ‘I’ll just write a book with everything I like. I’m going to write a sex scene before I forget,” Charlaine Harris said.

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UNC system health care selected

The company that already provides health insurance on 13 UNC-system campuses has been chosen to offer a uniform plan at all system schools.Pearce & Pearce, a South Carolina-based company that specializes in student insurance, will provide the optional systemwide insurance plan.

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U.S. Senate kicks off with primary ?ling

U.S. Senate hopefuls in North Carolina can now officially declare candidacy in a race that political observers say hasn’t yet made the public’s radar.Three Democratic frontrunners are expected to sign on to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., first elected in 2004.

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