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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...

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...