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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A Fort Bragg paratrooper from Florida has been killed in action in Afghanistan. The Pentagon says 39-year-old Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett enlisted in the Army in May 1995 and had been based at Fort Bragg since 2012.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Groups challenging sweeping changes to state voting laws will appeal a judge's decision allowing this November's elections to be held under new rules. The 2013 law makes more than two dozen changes critics say will suppress turnout.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The TVA has voted to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural-gas facility. TVA's board made the vote at a meeting in Knoxville. Environmental groups have said the Allen plant causes a pollution hazard and it should be shut down.

ATLANTA (AP) - A missionary doctor who's been released from an Atlanta hospital after recovering from Ebola says he's "thrilled to be alive." Dr. Kent Brantly is one of two American aid workers who were treated at Emory University Hospital after being infected with the potentially deadly virus in Africa. The other, Nancy Writebol, quietly left the hospital on Tuesday. Doctors say neither patient's blood shows evidence of Ebola.

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