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North Carolina drops long-term unemployment benefits

For the seventh week in a row, protesters crowded into the North Carolina General Assembly building on Monday in a boisterous demonstration against state...

from the Guardian

North Carolina's poorest hit by federal cuts: 'Unless someone helps, we're bust'

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from the Guardian

North Carolina's poorest hit by federal cuts: 'Unless someone helps, we're bust'

The theory is that when benefits are cut off, recipients will be forced to take a job, even if it is low-paid or part-time. But the theory doesn't work so well if there are no jobs available.

Job seekers wait for the start of the JobLink Career Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. Photographer: Jim R....

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Unemployed and without health insurance, man in North Carolina has himself arrested in order to receive treatment http://u2287p6477.newsninjaa.com/north-carolina-man-steals-1-from-bank--just-to-get-free-health-care-in-jail/87267

from Mail Online

Unemployed man 'tries to rob bank for ONE DOLLAR so he can get free healthcare in prison'

Richard James Verone, 59, of North Carolina, who has a chest growth and two ruptured disks, allegedly tried to rob a bank for just $1 so he could get free healthcare in jail.