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‘Don’t focus on hate’: World marks 20th anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2021

By JENNIFER PELTZ and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN The world solemnly marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday, grieving lost lives and shattered American unity in commemorations that unfolded just weeks after the bloody end of the Afghanistan war that […]

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Trial of 20 men accused in 2015 Paris attacks begins

September 8, 2021

By LORI HINNANT and NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY In a custom-built secure complex embedded within a 13th-century courthouse, France on Wednesday began the trial of 20 men accused in the Islamic State group’s 2015 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead […]

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Two North Carolina police officers on leave after shooting

September 7, 2021

CONOVER, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina police officers shot and wounded a man who was accused of ramming a police car and trying to hit his father, authorities said.  A news release from the Conover Police Department says the […]

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Efforts To Recall The Mayor Are Heating Up

September 7, 2021

By Tyria McCray Staff Writer Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin has made history. Granted she is the 62nd mayor of Raleigh, but she is the first mayor to face a recall.  This decision came after much deliberation after Mayor Baldwin took […]

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Actor Michael K. Williams, Omar on ‘The Wire,’ dead at 54

September 7, 2021

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and ANDREW DALTON Actor Michael K. Williams, who as the rogue robber of drug dealers Omar Little on “The Wire” created one of the most beloved and enduring characters in a prime era of television, died […]

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NC appeals court stops for now voting restoration for felons

September 3, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON A North Carolina appeals court on Friday blocked an order that had allowed tens of thousands of felony offenders who aren’t serving prison or jail time to immediately register to vote and cast ballots. The state […]

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Black US farmers awaiting billions in promised debt relief

September 1, 2021

By ROXANA HEGEMAN and ALLEN G. BREED There was a time when Black farms prospered. Just two generations out of slavery, by 1910 Black farmers had amassed more than 16 million acres of land and made up about 14 percent […]

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In Ida’s aftermath, no quick relief in sight for Louisiana

September 1, 2021

By KEVIN MCGILL, CHEVEL JOHNSON and MELINDA DESLATTE NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana residents still reeling from flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Ida scrambled for food, gas, water and relief from the sweltering heat as thousands of line workers […]

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North Carolina bill raising riot penalties heads to Cooper

August 31, 2021

By BRYAN ANDERSON RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill cracking down on violent protests that critics argue could stifle free speech is heading to North Carolina’s governor. The proposal from Republican House Speaker Tim Moore that was fueled by rioting […]

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NC sheriff’s: Teen charged in shooting at high school

August 30, 2021

A teen has been charged after a student was shot during a fight at a North Carolina high school on Monday, the sheriff’s office said.  Several students were fighting around 11 a.m. at New Hanover High School when a 15-year-old […]

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