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1 in 3 NC workers in Cooper order still not fully vaccinated

September 24, 2021

By BRYAN ANDERSON More than one-third of the 56,000 North Carolina government employees included in Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order compelling them to get a COVID-19 shot or face weekly testing have not been fully vaccinated, according to new […]

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N. Carolina officials: Prep sports governing deal reached

September 24, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Legislation that would lead to new controls upon the nonprofit body governing North Carolina high school sports has been agreed to in principle, state officials said Thursday. But there’s still uncertainty, as all the details haven’t […]

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Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

September 19, 2021

Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been waiting for […]

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Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

September 19, 2021

By KATHY GANNON KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said Sunday, […]

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Black Iowa police chief faces backlash after bringing change

September 17, 2021

By RYAN J. FOLEY The first Black police chief in Waterloo, Iowa, is facing intense opposition from some current and former officers as he works with city leaders to reform the department, including the removal of its longtime insignia that […]

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Lawsuit: Blind man, guide dog forced from N. Carolina mall

September 17, 2021

Police officers violated civil rights law when they forced a blind man and his service dog to leave a mall and threatened to arrest him for trespassing if he didn’t, according to a lawsuit filed by a North Carolina advocacy […]

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Man charged in 2012 beating death of UNC-Chapel Hill student

September 16, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the 2012 beating death of a North Carolina college student, police said Thursday.  Chapel Hill police announced at a news conference on Thursday that Miguel Enrique Olivares, […]

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Biles: FBI turned ‘blind eye’ to reports of gymnasts’ abuse

September 15, 2021

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, WILL GRAVES and MICHAEL BALSAMO Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse […]

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Allegations fly as recall vote looms for California’s Newsom

September 13, 2021

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and EUGENE GARCIA LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him […]

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Authorities: 2 workers at eastern North Carolina plant die

September 12, 2021

Two employees at an eastern North Carolina industrial operation died at the site on Sunday, authorities said. Sheriff’s detectives were investigating what happened.  Cumberland County deputies arrived Sunday afternoon at the Valley Proteins Inc. plant in Fayetteville after the employees […]

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