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Here is today’s helping of lunch links, so dig in.

Another suspicious package at a government building today, this time it’s the U.S. Bureau of Citizen and Immigration Services office in Durham.  Tests on the white powder that forced the evacuation of the Capitol Monday came back negative.

The latest numbers in the U.S. Senate race are out from Public Policy Polling.  The wackiness among Republicans continues in the 8th District Congressional race, as Harold Johnson was served with civil lawsuit papers yesterday at his appearance in Fayetteville. Johnson is being sued for defamation by runoff opponent Tim  D’Annunzio.

The blog Schools Matter reports on interesting criticism of the education agenda of the Gates Foundation from among others Diane Ravitch, an influential education scholar.

And the N&O reports that former Governor Mike Easley is officially on leave from his law firm. There are folks in town who think that leave might be significantly extended by the federal prosecutor.

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