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Trump backers hold sit-in at Starbucks after staff mocks woman in Trump T-shirt

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/28/2017 at 1:30pm
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The staff at a Starbucks in Charlotte, NC, allegedly mocked a woman wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt. When word spread, Trump supporters staged in a sit-in to support the woman. From The Miami Herald:

Starting at 2 p.m., more than 50 tee-shirt wearing Trump backers staged a peaceful gathering at the Dilworth...

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Otto Warmbier has ‘Severe Neurological Injury,’ ‘Brutalized’ by North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/15/2017 at 1:00pm
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Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, who North Korea freed the other day, and Kelly Martin, an official from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center spoke to the press today about Otto’s condition.

North Korea freed Otto Warmbier on Tuesday after spending 16 months in prison in the communist country. A...

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North Carolina Deputy Discovers Opium Poppy Field Worth $500 Million

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 26, 2017 at 4:30pm 5/26/2017 at 4:30pm
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Holy cow! A sheriff deputy in North Carolina accidentally discovered an opium poppy field worth around $500 million. From NBC News:

The plants, which are used to make opium, morphine and heroin, were found on an acre of land near the town of Claremont, some 40 miles north of Charlotte.

“All total investigators...

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Supreme Court: North Carolina Used Race to Draw Congressional Districts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 22, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/22/2017 at 2:30pm

The Supreme court has ruled that Republicans in North Carolina used race and not politics when they drew congressional districts in 2011. A lower court

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REPORT: Sen. Thom Tillis Collapses During Race (Update: He’s fine)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:51am 5/17/2017 at 9:51am
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Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) collapsed during a race in Washington, D.C., received CPR, and was whisked away in an ambulance, reports Fox News.

From Fox News:

Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed during a Washington, D.C. race Wednesday morning and was taken away in an ambulance after reportedly receiving CPR.

Tillis,...

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North Carolina House Passes Bill Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters Blocking Traffic

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/6/2017 at 4:00pm
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In September of last year, Andrew Branca wrote a post entitled “Is it lawful to ‘run-down’ rioters surrounding your vehicle?”  The question he addressed dealt with one’s rights if one perceived an imminent threat of bodily harm and was a response to a tweet from Glenn Reynolds,...

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North Carolina Reaches Compromise On Controversial Bathroom Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/30/2017 at 1:00pm

North Carolina government official reached a compromise to repeal House Bill 2, the controversial bathroom bill that required people to use the restroom of their birth sex. From CNN:

“l support the House Bill 2 repeal compromise,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “It’s not a perfect deal, but it repeals House Bill 2...

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Day Without a Woman March Closing Schools

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/6/2017 at 6:30pm
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Some schools across the country will close on March 8,  the same day as the Day Without a Woman March, due to concerns they’ll be short-staffed.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools in North Carolina will close. Durham Public Schools may close but have not reached a final decision. Chapel Hill-Carrboro Superintendent Jim Causby...

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North Carolina VA Under Fire for Neglect, Leaving Patients on Floor

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:00pm 3/2/2017 at 7:00pm

The Durham VA in North Carolina has come under fire after photos appeared on Facebook of patients left lying on the floor. Marine veteran Stephen McMenamin and his wife Hanna could not believe what they saw in the waiting room:

“It was very upsetting,” Stephen McMenamin said. He and his wife said...

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North Carolina Deputy Shows Off Moves in a Dance Off

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 2/15/2017 at 6:30pm

I love watching these videos! They never get old. Someone posted a video of a North Carolina cop showing off his dance moves when a boy named Jason challenged him to a dance-off. From Fox 13:

“They got onto the topic of...

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North Carolina: Governor Signs Bill Limiting Incoming Democrat Governor’s Power

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 6:00pm 12/17/2016 at 6:00pm
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Having lost his bid for reelection, North Carolina’s governor Republican Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that will, among other things, limit his Democrat successor’s power to appoint Democrats to the State Board of Elections and that will require the political party of judges to be printed on...

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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Concedes Race to Roy Cooper

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/5/2016 at 3:30pm

Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has conceded the governor’s race to opponent Democrat Roy Cooper after the closest governor race in the state’s history:

“I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken, and we now should do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina,...

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Protest Filed in North Carolina Over Potential Voter Fraud in Governor Race

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/16/2016 at 1:00pm

No one has called the North Carolina governor’s race between incumbent Governor Pat McCrory (R) and his challenger Roy Cooper (D) since only 5,000 votes separate the two. To make matters worse, there are now allegations of voter fraud on

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Judge Convicted of Bribing Federal Officer . . . With Beer

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00pm 10/23/2016 at 2:00pm
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As we’re focused on possible corruption, collusion, and careless handling of classified information in which a presidential candidate may be involved, the U. S. Attorney’s office is going after equally gross miscarriages of justice.  Or not.

Fox News reports:

Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina judge has been convicted of bribery after he...

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NC GOP office firebombed – “Nazi Republicans leave town or else”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:30pm 10/16/2016 at 7:30pm
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A GOP office in North Carolina was firebombed.

ABC News reports:

A local Republican Party office in North Carolina was damaged by fire and someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan referring to “Nazi Republicans” on a nearby wall, authorities said Sunday.

A news release from the town of Hillsborough said someone threw a bottle filled...

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Hurricane Matthew leaves at least 27 dead across 5 states

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9:00am 10/11/2016 at 9:00am
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For four days, Hurricane Matthew hit the coast of the southeastern U.S.before weakening and veering out over the Atlantic Ocean.

So far, the storm has left at least 27 dead, over 1 million homes and businesses without power today, and billions of dollars in damage.

Matthew wreaked havoc in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,...

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Silicon Valley Sides With Democrat in North Carolina Senate Race

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 10, 2016 at 6:30pm 10/10/2016 at 6:30pm

Technology giants in Silicon Valley have donated money to Democrat Deborah Ross against Sen. Richard Burr (R), which has become one of the tightest races in the country. The Hill reported:

Laurene Powell-Jobs, the widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, tech venture capitalist Brook Byers and tech executive Amy Rao have...

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