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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

First Drip (5/7/14): Our roundup of Tuesday's races, McCrory to announce plan for public educator raises, more

Posted By on Wed, May 7, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Following a victory in Tuesday's primary race, Thom Tillis will go up against Kay Hagan in November for a seat on the U.S. Senate and Alma Adams is essentially a congresswoman in waiting. Defying the experts, she secured enough votes to avoid a runoff and, considering the demographics of her district, she will likely head to Congress. But money was the biggest winner last night.

Though state officials expect a budget short fall this year, Gov. McCrory still argues there's money available for public school teachers. McCrory is expected to announce today a plan to fund raises for educators.

Nigeria's police are offering a cash reward - $300,000 - for information that could help them rescue the 200 school girls abducted by Islamist rebels. The reward came after news that eight more girls had been abducted by the group yesterday.

Polio has made a comeback. "The World Health Organization declared on Monday that the spread of polio virus to new countries in 2014 had become 'a public health emergency of international concern' that warranted aggressive measures to control transmission."

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