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That was fleeting: Twitter kills off ephemeral messages

July 15, 2021

By BARBARA ORTUTAY Twitter is disappearing its disappearing tweets, called fleets, after they didn’t catch on.  The company began testing tweets that vanish after 24 hours last March in Brazil. Fleets were designed to allay the concerns of new users who might […]

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Three arrested in nearly year-old North Carolina murder case

July 14, 2021

Three North Carolina men have been arrested in connection with a nearly year-old murder case, police in North Carolina said.  New Bern police, with help from the U.S. Marshals Carolinas Fugitive Task Force, arrested Jarvis Everett, Jamelle Everett and Tarvis […]

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Cuban leaders beef up police patrols after rare protests

July 13, 2021

By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ HAVANA (AP) — Cuban police are out in force on the country’s streets as the president is accusing Cuban Americans of using social media to spur a rare outpouring of weekend protests over high prices and food […]

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Black Lives Matter mural defaced in North Carolina town

July 12, 2021

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A Black Lives Matter mural drawn in honor of a North Carolina man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies was damaged one day after it was unveiled, and police are investigating the incident.  A video […]

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Have You Seen Me?

July 9, 2021

By DR. JOY MARTINEZ, Staff Writer Perpetrators of trafficking and forced labor are victimizing over 20 million humans across the globe. Within the United States 100,000 children are trafficked each year. According to the United Nations, hundreds of thousands of […]

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Haiti’s future uncertain after brazen slaying of president

July 8, 2021

By EVENS SANON and DÁNICA COTO PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An already struggling and chaotic Haiti stumbled into an uncertain future Thursday, reeling from the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse followed by a reported gunbattle in which authorities said police […]

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Tropical storm kills 1 in Florida, hurts 10 at Georgia base

July 8, 2021

By RUSS BYNUM and CURT ANDERSON A weakened but resilient Tropical Storm Elsa killed at least one person in Florida on Wednesday and injured several others when a possible tornado struck a campground at a Navy base in southeast Georgia. […]

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Official: Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home

July 7, 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Hatii (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated after a group of unidentified people attacked his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday. Moïse’s wife, First Lady Martine Moïse, is hospitalized, interim Premier […]

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Group gives hefty raises to South Carolina agency leaders

July 6, 2021

A group that considers pay raises for the leaders of state agencies has agreed to give tens of thousands of dollars in pay increases to five directors. There was only one vote Thursday against the raises by the Agency Head […]

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Baby boom forecast busts in North Carolina

July 6, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Predictions of a baby boom during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown have gone bust in North Carolina, according to a team of researchers. Data compiled by Carolina Demography showed that birth rates in North Carolina fell […]

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