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NJ rejects offshore windmill project for 2nd time

newsobserver.com — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City is heading to court. Fishermen's Energy says it will move in state appellate court to have its project reconsidered. The state Board of Public Utilities has denied the plan twice, most recently on a vote Wednesday.
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NC committee recommends replacing Common Core with state education standards

newsobserver.com — A state legislative commission is recommending that North Carolina "replace" the Common Core with its own education standards for public schools. A draft bill would replace the Common Core State Standards in reading and math with new learning goals created by the State Board of Education in consultation with a new Academic Standards Review Commission.

Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

newsobserver.com — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said. Mark Shand, chairman of an elephant conservation group, was in New York for a charity auction at Sotheby's.

Mom was right: Eat LOTS of veggies. (They're even better for you than fruit)

newsobserver.com — We all know that eating fruit and vegetables is healthy, but the size of the effect is staggering. People who eat seven or more portions of fresh fruits and vegetables each day may reduce their risk of dying from a wide variety of diseases by as much as 42 percent over people who consume less than one portion.

Real Deals: Oakwood North residential infill project near downtown set to begin

newsobserver.com — This weekend prospective homebuyers will have their first opportunity to view the model home in KB Home's newest community, Oakwood North. About 2 miles north of downtown, the subdivision represents one of the last large infill projects in that part of the city. "There are very, very few opportunities like this ...