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South Carolina gov ends COVID-19-related state of emergency

June 7, 2021

By MEG KINNARD Gov. Henry McMaster brought an end to South Carolina’s pandemic-related state of emergency on Monday, saying the coronavirus situation in the state had improved to the point that it was no longer needed. “It is no longer […]

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Merck probing discovery of noose at North Carolina plant

June 7, 2021

Pharmaceutical maker Merck & Co. is investigating how a noose ended up on the campus of its plant in Durham, North Carolina, according to a published report. Merck operates a 262-acre facility in north Durham. The News & Observer reports that a […]

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Normandy commemorates D-Day with small crowds, but big heart

June 6, 2021

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — When the sun rises over Omaha Beach, revealing vast stretches of wet sand extending toward distant cliffs, one starts to grasp the immensity of the task faced by Allied soldiers on June 6, 1944, landing on […]

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North Carolina accepts no new COVID-19 vaccines this week

June 4, 2021

For the first time since COVID-19 vaccines became available in December 2020, North Carolina this week declined to accept any more supplies. Instead, this week’s requests from North Carolina providers are being fulfilled through transfers from other providers or through […]

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N Carolina student denied diploma for wearing Mexican flag

June 4, 2021

 A North Carolina high school senior was denied his diploma because he draped a Mexican flag over his gown in violation of a graduation dress code, school officials said.  A 68-second video of the graduation at Asheboro High School on […]

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Senate Republicans ready to block Cooper environment chief

June 3, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s pick to lead the state’s environmental agency appears doomed in the state Senate, where Republicans on a key committee formally opposed the Democrat’s choice on Wednesday. The […]

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Hundreds gather at historic Tulsa church’s prayer wall

June 1, 2021

By PETER SMITH Hundreds gathered Monday for an interfaith service dedicating a prayer wall outside historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood on the centennial of the first day of one of the deadliest racist massacres in the nation. […]

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Rallies against Brown killing set for several N.C. cities

June 1, 2021

Rallies against the deputy-involved shooting of an unarmed Black man in Elizabeth City are set to be held in various North Carolina cities on Tuesday afternoon.  The rallies are being organized by Repairers of the Breach, the North Carolina Council […]

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Veterans honor Memorial Day Traditions

May 31, 2021

BOSTON (AP) — A pair of military vets navigate the hilly, meandering paths in a historic cemetery in Boston, searching out soldiers’ graves and planting American flags in front of them. About 10 miles away, scores of other vets and […]

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Johnson & Johnson asks high court to void $2B talc verdict

May 31, 2021

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is asking for Supreme Court review of a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using the company’s talc products. The case features an […]

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