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NC's next federal prosecutors confirmed by US Senate

Nov. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden's three nominees to become North Carolina's top federal prosecutors were confirmed on Friday by the U.S. Senate. The Senate voted unanimously for Michael Easley Jr., Sandra Hairston and Dena King to be the next U.S. attorneys...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 17, 2021 13:43 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 16, 2021. Editorial: North Carolina will finally get a budget — but it’s not a good one More than two years after a standoff between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers left North Carolina without a...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 10, 2021 13:39 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 9 The Wall Street Journal on federal judge's rulings in Ohio opioid trial: The plaintiffs bar has assaulted too many industries to count, but the landmark...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 10, 2021 13:32 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 9, 2021. Editorial: The lame excuses NC Republicans had for opposing the infrastructure bill It is notable that President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan would not have passed the House without the support of 13...

Today in History

Nov. 10, 2021 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2021. There are 51 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 10, 1951, customer-dialed long-distance telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie...

Lawsuit: NRA illegally funded Trump, other GOP candidates

Nov. 04, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses the National Rifle Association of violating campaign finance laws by using shell companies to illegally funnel up to $35 million to Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and others. ...

Hannah-Jones urges educators to reject ‘anti-history laws’

Nov. 01, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones urged supporters of public education in North Carolina on Oct. 26 to organize to fight “anti-history laws” being promoted by Republican lawmakers. Hannah-Jones said the left hasn’t gotten...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 06, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. Oct. 3, 2021. Editorial: NC criminal justice task force called for 125 reforms. How have we fared? In September, Republican opposition in the U.S. Senate derailed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The proposed law, which...

Today in History

Oct. 02, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2021. There are 90 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 2, 1869, political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in Porbandar,...

Conservative Koch network disavows critical race theory bans

Sep. 29, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As conservative political groups mobilize to ban in schools what they call critical race theory, one prominent backer of Republican causes and candidates is notably absent. Leaders in the network built by the billionaire Koch family say they...