First Drip (7/23/14): Gov. McCrory approves Common Core changes, I-77 dangler caught, more

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Gov. McCrory signed into law a revision of the Common Core. An 11-board member will recommend rewrites of K-12 math and reading curriculum to the State Board of Education. Other states, including South Carolina, Missouri and Oklahoma have already implemented similar changes.

Remember the guy who rode down I-77 dangling off the back of a car? He's been found. Police responded to a domestic incident at a Thomasville home where the man, whose name hasn't been released, had barricaded himself inside. He did not live inside the home.

For all you theater aficionados, check out our cover story this week. We look at what exactly happened to the beloved experimental theater company CAST.

Two Ukrainian jet fighters, and the four people in them, were shot down in the part of the country controlled by Russian-backed separatists. "The plane shootdowns were the first over eastern Ukraine since a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people went down last Thursday, killing everyone aboard. U.S. officials say Flight MH 17 was apparently brought down by a surface-to-air missile."

The Obama administration plans to appeal a ruling by a D.C. Circuit Court that would essentially terminate subsidies to millions of people who've already signed up for them.

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