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Hundreds of anti-racist protesters march in Durham, North Carolina after KKK rally rumors

August 19, 2017 8:00 am
Hundreds of anti-racist protesters march in Durham, North Carolina after KKK rally rumors

Anti-racist protesters take part in a rally in Durham, North Carolina, on August 18, 2017. (Getty Images) Hundreds of anti-racist protesters have marched in Durham, North Carolina, in response to rumors of a white supremacist rally, amid growing tensions between civil rights activists and hate groups in the US. The demonstrators […]

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American protesters topple Durham Confederate statue in North Carolina

August 15, 2017 2:51 am
American protesters topple Durham Confederate statue in North Carolina

A monument to John C. Breckinridge, the 14th Vice President of the US and a civil war era slave owner, stands in the pavilion where at one time slaves were sold, near the old Historic Lexington Courthouse August 14, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. (AFP file photo) American protesters have toppled a […]

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US Supreme Court rejects two congressional districts in North Carolina

May 23, 2017 5:00 am
US Supreme Court rejects two congressional districts in North Carolina

US Supreme Court (file photo) The US Supreme Court has rejected two congressional district maps in the state of North Carolina, saying Republican legislators illegally used race to draw up the boundaries. The top court ruled on Monday that the maps for two of the North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts […]

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US Supreme Court rejects bid to revive North Carolina voting law

May 15, 2017 10:30 pm
US Supreme Court rejects bid to revive North Carolina voting law

The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected North Carolina’s strict voter-identification law. The US Supreme Court put the final nail in the coffin of North Carolina’s strict voter-identification law on Monday, rejecting a Republican bid to revive the measure struck down by a lower court for intentionally aiming to suppress […]

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Mental evaluation sought in case of man charged with decapitating his mother

March 8, 2017 6:05 am
Mental evaluation sought in case of man charged with decapitating his mother

An 18-year-old man has been charged with decapitating his mother at a home east of Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo / WRAL-TV North Carolina prosecutors will seek a mental evaluation of an 18-year-old man charged with decapitating his mother at a home east of Raleigh. Oliver Funez was charged with first-degree […]

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Mental evaluation sought in case of man charged with decapitating his mother

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Mental evaluation sought in case of man charged with decapitating his mother

An 18-year-old man has been charged with decapitating his mother at a home east of Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo / WRAL-TV North Carolina prosecutors will seek a mental evaluation of an 18-year-old man charged with decapitating his mother at a home east of Raleigh. Oliver Funez was charged with first-degree […]

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US President Donald Trump captured on tape telling golf club supporters to ‘come along’ to key interview weekend

February 21, 2017 4:00 am
US President Donald Trump captured on tape telling golf club supporters to ‘come along’ to key interview weekend

Leaked audiotape from inside President Trump’s New Jersey golf club shows him inviting members to “come along” to see him interview candidates for top government positions, shortly after winning the US election. In the tape obtained by Politico, the recently-elected President thanks members of the Bedminster club for their support […]

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US President Donald Trump captured on tape telling golf club supporters to 'come along' to key interview weekend

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US President Donald Trump captured on tape telling golf club supporters to 'come along' to key interview weekend

Leaked audiotape from inside President Trump’s New Jersey golf club shows him inviting members to “come along” to see him interview candidates for top government positions, shortly after winning the US election. In the tape obtained by Politico, the recently-elected President thanks members of the Bedminster club for their support […]

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US-based blind Egyptian cleric, accused terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in North Carolina prison

February 19, 2017 2:23 pm
US-based blind Egyptian cleric, accused terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in North Carolina prison

Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman is seen on April 06, 1993. (Photo by AFP) Blind Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman accused of “plotting” large-scale bombing of major landmarks across New York City and delivering “radical sermons” and sentenced to life imprisonment has died in a US federal prison in North Carolina. Known in […]

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US-based blind Egyptian cleric, accused terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in North Carolina prison

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US-based blind Egyptian cleric, accused terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in North Carolina prison

Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman is seen on April 06, 1993. (Photo by AFP) Blind Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman accused of “plotting” large-scale bombing of major landmarks across New York City and delivering “radical sermons” and sentenced to life imprisonment has died in a US federal prison in North Carolina. Known in […]

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Heartbreaking moment a grieving widow meets her husband’s coffin on the airport tarmac

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Heartbreaking moment a grieving widow meets her husband’s coffin on the airport tarmac

A heartbreaking video shows the moment a widow met her Army veteran husband’s coffin on the airport tarmac, leaving a plane full of passengers in tears. Green Beret Shawn Thomas, 35, an Oklahoma native and father of four who was based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died earlier this month […]

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Heartbreaking moment a grieving widow meets her husband's coffin on the airport tarmac

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Heartbreaking moment a grieving widow meets her husband's coffin on the airport tarmac

A heartbreaking video shows the moment a widow met her Army veteran husband’s coffin on the airport tarmac, leaving a plane full of passengers in tears. Green Beret Shawn Thomas, 35, an Oklahoma native and father of four who was based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died earlier this month […]

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North Carolina civil rights rally turns anti-Trump

February 12, 2017 10:30 pm
North Carolina civil rights rally turns anti-Trump

Thousands of people attended this year’s Moral March in Raleigh, North Carolina, February 11, 2017. (Social media photo) Thousands of people participating in an annual civil rights event in the US state of North Carolina have taken the opportunity to protest President Donald Trump’s policies. On Saturday, over 20,000 took […]

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North Carolina civil rights rally turns anti-Trump

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North Carolina civil rights rally turns anti-Trump

Thousands of people attended this year’s Moral March in Raleigh, North Carolina, February 11, 2017. (Social media photo) Thousands of people participating in an annual civil rights event in the US state of North Carolina have taken the opportunity to protest President Donald Trump’s policies. On Saturday, over 20,000 took […]

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Officials take new look at school officers after slam video

January 5, 2017 4:00 am
Officials take new look at school officers after slam video

After a video surfaced showing a police officer slamming a student to the floor, officials in North Carolina’s largest district will take a fresh look at standards for officers assigned to work in schools. The Wake County school district will review the memorandum of understanding that places an armed police […]

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Christmas Eve mass shooting leaves 4 dead in North Carolina

December 25, 2016 5:45 pm
Christmas Eve mass shooting leaves 4 dead in North Carolina

A police car arrives on Banks Lane in Wilson County, North Carolina where four people were killed in a shooting on December 24, 2016. (Photo via Wilsontimes) A mass shooting on Christmas Eve has left four people dead in the US state of North Carolina, officials say. Police officials found […]

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Todd Christopher Kohlhepp accused of chaining woman 'like a dog' killed at least seven

November 7, 2016 2:00 am
Todd Christopher Kohlhepp accused of chaining woman 'like a dog' killed at least seven

Todd Christopher Kohlhepp was a polished real estate agent who ran his own successful South Carolina real estate firm upstate. In a company brochure, Kohlhepp portrayed himself as a tech-savvy professional committed to helping people buy and sell homes in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. “At Todd Kohlhepp & Associates we […]

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Todd Christopher Kohlhepp accused of chaining woman ‘like a dog’ killed at least seven

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Todd Christopher Kohlhepp accused of chaining woman ‘like a dog’ killed at least seven

Todd Christopher Kohlhepp was a polished real estate agent who ran his own successful South Carolina real estate firm upstate. In a company brochure, Kohlhepp portrayed himself as a tech-savvy professional committed to helping people buy and sell homes in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. “At Todd Kohlhepp & Associates we […]

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North Carolina Republican Party office set ablaze with firebombs

October 17, 2016 7:30 am
North Carolina Republican Party office set ablaze with firebombs

Burnt furniture seen inside of a Republican office in North Carolina after it was attacked with firebombs, October 16, 2016. (Photo from social media) A Republican Party office in the US state of North Carolina has been attacked with suspected firebombs, local officials say, putting another dark spin on an […]

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Private autopsy shows Keith Lamont Scott was shot 4 times by US police

October 13, 2016 7:00 pm
Private autopsy shows Keith Lamont Scott was shot 4 times by US police

Demonstrators protest the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott on September 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by AFP) A private autopsy shows that an African American man killed by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, last month died of gunshot wounds in the back and abdomen. The independent […]

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Private autopsy shows Keith Lamont Scott was shot 4 times by US police

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Private autopsy shows Keith Lamont Scott was shot 4 times by US police

Demonstrators protest the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott on September 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by AFP) A private autopsy shows that an African American man killed by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, last month died of gunshot wounds in the back and abdomen. The independent […]

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After Hurricane Matthew, drone photo on Twitter helps rescue flood victim and dog halfway across country

October 12, 2016 6:30 am
After Hurricane Matthew, drone photo on Twitter helps rescue flood victim and dog halfway across country

North Carolina resident and drone photographer Quavas Hart has described the weekend’s unusual sequence of events that led him to help rescue Chris Williams. Photo / Supplied “There was one in a million chance of this happening.” That’s how North Carolina resident and drone photographer Quavas Hart described the weekend’s […]

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East Carolina University (ECU) band members in the US state of North Carolina kneel during national anthem to protest police brutality

October 2, 2016 2:00 pm
East Carolina University (ECU)  band members in the US state of North Carolina kneel during national anthem to protest police brutality

File photo of football players of Miami Dolphins professional team kneeling during the playing of the US national anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans across the country. Several members of a college marching band in the US state of North Carolina have taken a knee during the playing […]

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Angry protesters in the US city of Charlotte, North Carolina urge Charlotte mayor, council members to resign

September 27, 2016 5:30 pm
Angry protesters in the US city of Charlotte, North Carolina urge Charlotte mayor, council members to resign

Demonstrators march through the streets following a rally at Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, September 24, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Angry protesters in the US city of Charlotte, North Carolina, have called on the city’s mayor and police chief to resign over their inability to end racial discrimination, […]

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Angry protesters in the US city of Charlotte, North Carolina urge Charlotte mayor, council members to resign

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Angry protesters in the US city of Charlotte, North Carolina urge Charlotte mayor, council members to resign

Demonstrators march through the streets following a rally at Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, September 24, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Angry protesters in the US city of Charlotte, North Carolina, have called on the city’s mayor and police chief to resign over their inability to end racial discrimination, […]

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