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Federal trial next month won't address NC voter ID mandate
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
RALEIGH – A federal trial next month on several provisions of North Carolina's 2013 elections law won't consider challenges to the state's upcoming voter identification requirement in light of recent changes to the mandate, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder decided that claims against the photo ID provision set to begin in
 
College or chaos? Dope’ explores the thin (funny) line between the two
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Seventeen-year-old Malcolm (Shameik Moore) was raised by a single-mom (Kimberly Elise) in a rough section of Los Angeles, where he’s turned out to be more of a milquetoast than a menace to society. He’s actually so nerdy he’s formed a funk band called Oreo with a couple of fellow geeks, Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) and Jib (Tony Revolori). The
 
String of fires at 6 predominantly black churches scrutinized
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A string of churches with predominantly black congregations – from Florida to Tennessee -- has reported fires in the past week, officials say. The circumstances surrounding the six fires in five states differ in each case, but their occurring in the past eight days has prompted closer scrutiny. So far only two of the six cases are being investigated
 
‘Amazing Grace’ is about black slavery
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
My late mother's favorite hymn was “Amazing Grace.” The great Mahalia Jackson sang her favorite version. Oh, how I remember listening to her work around the house saying those sweet words. I wonder if she knew the roots of this great song. The author, John Newton, was a minister during the 1700s from England. According to Wikipedia,
 
Changes to NC voter ID rankle some
Monday, June 29, 2015
RALEIGH – Federal and state lawsuits filed nearly two years ago challenging what's in North Carolina's election overhaul law are finally heading to trial starting next month. But unexpected moves on the way to the courthouse could break down arguments of plaintiffs seeking to overturn the law's most high-profile component: a photo identification
 
Mo’ne Davis drafted by Harlem Globetrotters
Monday, June 29, 2015
Mo’ne Davis received an unexpected present for her 14th birthday. The Little League star moved up in the ranks after she was drafted to the Harlem Globetrotters in their ninth annual draft. In a Globetrotters draft, the players selected can play whenever they want. Due to Davis’ age, she is going to stay in school before she hits the court.
 
Is Medicaid expansion next for North Carolina?
Friday, June 26, 2015
RALEIGH – Health care groups say it's time for Gov. Pat McCrory to make good on his promise to release a plan to expand Medicaid in North Carolina. The governor delayed a decision pending the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of state health-care exchanges. With Thursday's favorable ruling, Adam Linker, co-director of the North Carolina
 
Car Review: 2015 Lexus RC 350
Friday, June 26, 2015
DETROIT – For years Lexus sold vehicles on the strength of its brand. Build quality was outstanding, fit and finish was almost perfect, and its customer satisfaction became an industry benchmark. But during our weeklong test drive of the 2015 Lexus RC 350 Coupe F Sport, we were hailed several times by drivers who told us they loved the way the RC
 
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Federal trial next month won't address NC voter ID mandate

RALEIGH – A federal trial next month on several provisions of North Carolina's 2013

College or chaos? Dope’ explores the thin (funny) line between the two

Seventeen-year-old Malcolm (Shameik Moore) was raised by a single-mom (Kimberly Elise) in a

String of fires at 6 predominantly black churches scrutinized

A string of churches with predominantly black congregations – from Florida to Tennessee --