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N. Carolina Republican candidate Jim Snyder dead at 76

Sep. 16, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A memorial service will be held Friday for Jim Snyder Jr., an attorney, author and conservative candidate for statewide office in North Carolina. Snyder, 76, died Sunday at his Lexington home after an extended illness, daughter Elizabeth Snyder...

Trump aides aim to build GOP opposition to Afghan refugees

Sep. 15, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As tens of thousands of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban arrive in the U.S., a handful of former Trump administration officials are working to turn Republicans against them. The former officials are writing position papers, appearing on conservative...

GOP rift widens amid growing hostility to Afghan refugees

Aug. 28, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. rushes to evacuate Americans and allies from the chaos of Afghanistan, a growing number of Republicans are questioning why the U.S. should take in Afghan citizens who worked side by side with Americans, further exacerbating divides within the party heading into...

'We can't do enough': Lawmakers flooded by evacuation pleas

Aug. 28, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tissue holders sit atop the conference table where the congressman's aides field frantic requests from constituents desperate for help in getting friends and loved ones out of Afghanistan before it's too late. The stories have poured in by the...

'We can't do enough': Lawmakers flooded by evacuation pleas

Aug. 27, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tissue holders sit atop the conference table where the congressman's aides field frantic requests from constituents desperate for help in getting friends and loved ones out of Afghanistan before it's too late. The stories have poured in by the...

2 dead, 20 missing in North Carolina county flooded by Fred

Aug. 19, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities combing areas of North Carolina flooded by the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred said Thursday that two people have been found dead and about 20 were unaccounted for. Meanwhile, Fred — now a post-tropical cyclone — was pushing through...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 04, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Aug. 2, 2021. Editorial: NC COVID messages are dangerously misleading Even as a deadly pandemic refuses to let go, some are still willfully spreading misinformation about it to make money and win votes. For...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jul. 28, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 27 The Wall Street Journal on proposals for a Civilian Climate Corps: As the U.S. recovers from a pandemic, with workers in services and manufacturing in short...