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Raleigh is the capital and the second largest city in the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's 2011 estimated population was 416,468, over an area of 142.8 square miles (370 km2), making Raleigh currently the 42nd most populous city in the United States. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island in present-day Dare County, North Carolina.

Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three primary cities of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. The regional nickname of "The Triangle" originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, primarily located in Durham County, roughly midway between the cities of Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and three major research universities of North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Research Triangle region encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau's Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill in the central Piedmont region of North Carolina. As of 2012 Census Estimate the population of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill CSA was 1,998,808. The Raleigh Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as of 2012 Census Estimate was 1,188,564.

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Embattled drugmaker launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:29:40 -0400

5 On Your Side: EpiPenMylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that has grown to $608 for a two-pack, making it unaffordable for many patients.

Los Angeles airport back to normal after panic-filled night

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:26:45 -0400

LAX ShootingLos Angeles International Airport slowly returned to normal Monday after false reports of a shooter sent hundreds of panicked passengers racing onto streets or the tarmac and caused major flight delays, authorities said.

US-70 E reopens after tractor trailer strikes pedestrian in Durham

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:21:09 -0400

Pedestrian fatality closes lanes on US-70 E in DurhamLanes reopened on US-70 Eastbound at Cheek Road Monday morning after a pedestrian was struck and killed.

Kaepernick will sit through anthem until there's change

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:51:22 -0400

Packers 49ers FootballDefiant, and determined to be a conduit for change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress — specifically when it comes to race relations in the United States.

"Worn out" Ortiz still producing in last year with Red Sox

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:24:38 -0400

Red Sox Ortiz BaseballIn what's become a regular scene, David Ortiz stepped into the dugout, preparing for batting practice, when a team staff member asked if he was ready.

Endwell, New York, wins Little League World Series

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:29:03 -0400

APTOPIX LLWS Championship BaseballAs Ryan Harlost stepped to the mound on Sunday, he took it all in.

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