- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Carolinas News Editor Tim Rogers at 919-510-8937 or at tmrogers@ap.org.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

COMMON CORE

RALEIGH - The North Carolina Legislature is one step away from passage of a bill that repeals the state’s Common Core education standards. The House is scheduled to vote on the compromise bill Wednesday. The Senate signed off on it last week. By Katelyn Ferral. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m.

MEDICAID OVERHAUL

RALEIGH - The Senate says it has a North Carolina Medicaid reform bill to discuss after the House passed its own plan recently that would shift financial risk of the government health insurance to doctors and hospitals. Senate Republicans scheduled a Wednesday committee meeting to debate a proposal designed to bring costs in check for the state Medicaid program. They included one in their budget proposal weeks ago that lacked details on how to achieve cost savings. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

EARNS-BANK OF AMERICA

NEW YORK - Bank of America said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank earned $2 billion in the second quarter after payments to preferred shareholders, compared with $3.6 billion in the same period a year earlier, a decline of 43 percent. By Steve Rothwell. SENT: 430 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m. AP Photo NYBZ161.

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CHARLOTTE CHARTER SCHOOL

CHARLOTTE - A Charlotte-area charter school scheduled to open this year says it doesn’t have enough students to begin classes. Carolina STEM Academy is one of 11 Charlotte-area charter schools scheduled to open next month, The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/Ucedef ) reported. The school notified parents this week it will not be opening as scheduled. SENT: 200 words.

IN BRIEF: BOMBING RANGE-INDICTMENT, ANIMALS SEIZED, WORKER KILLED, ENERGY DEVELOPMENT RULES.

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