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  • A draft of the Declaration of Independence as prepared by Thomas Jefferson's, with notes from Benjamin Franklin. Image from the Library of Congress
    April 24, 2014   BY April Brown 

    For centuries, the educated, wealthy and refined could be distinguished by their ability to put quill to parchment to create beautiful, flowing letters. The delicately formed cursive letters of the America’s Declaration of Independence helped form a nation. But that sense of elegance is seldom seen in daily handwriting. In fact, the handwriting tradition of cursive is seeing something of a slow demise in recent years. Continue reading

  • U.S. Presidential Election Day Voting And Results Coverage
    April 21, 2014  

    In the months since the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act, five states have tightened access to voting. The ruling has sparked nationwide debate, and the Obama administration is pushing back with an investigation. Gwen Ifill gets views from Kareem Crayton of University of North Carolina School of Law and David Lewis, a North Carolina state representative. Continue reading

  • The 321st Airborne Field Regiment conducts a live-fire exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C. At least eight female lieutenants have been brought into the 3rd Battalion of the 321st Field Artillery Regiment beginning late last year to lead field artillery units. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Juan F. Jimenez/4th BCt, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO
    April 15, 2014   BY Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press 

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters … Continue reading

  • Army General To Enter Into Plea Deal In Military Sexual Assault Case
    March 20, 2014  

    Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, the highest ranking U.S. military officer ever court martialed for sexual assault, pleaded guilty on charges of sexual misconduct and was fined $20,000, but will serve no jail time. Judy Woodruff gets details from Paul Woolverton of The Fayetteville Observer about the trial and the decision to pursue a plea deal. Continue reading

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    February 22, 2014  

    On Dec. 28, 1.3 million Americans lost their unemployment insurance when an emergency federal unemployment insurance program expired. Critics of extended unemployment benefits say the benefits raise jobless numbers by allowing people to stay unemployed longer instead of taking an available job. But people like Trista Selmar-Steed, a 38-year-old former medical biller who lost her job in 2012, say the benefits have kept her family above water while she looks for work. Special correspondent John Carlos Frey reports from Georgia. Continue reading

  • Coal Ash - North Carolina
    February 17, 2014  

    In early February more than 50,000 tons of coal ash — which contains arsenic and other dangerous metals — leaked from a containment pond into the Dan River in Eden, N.C. Michael Biesecker of the Associated Press joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the disaster and how the spill raises more questions about water safety and the regulators who oversee U.S. industry. Continue reading

  • November 27, 2013  

    North Carolina mandates that all elementary school students have equal access to art instruction, but enforcement of the law appears inconsistent across the state. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on two elementary schools’ different approaches to arts education and the effects on student performance. Continue reading

  • September 30, 2013  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Justice Department has filed suit against the state of North Carolina over alleged racial discrimination in a new state law that scales back early voting and imposes stricter identification requirements. Also, the latest series of car bombings in Baghdad killed more than 50 Iraqis over the weekend. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Judy Woodruff about the week’s top political news, including how the U.S. should be responding to continuing clashes in Egypt, their take on the new N.C. Voter ID law and late political columnist Jack Germond’s greatest legacy. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2013  

    A day after the 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama toured a North Carolina factory in order to press his economic plan to raise the minimum wage. Judy Woodruff examines the president’s plan with Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Insitute and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation. Continue reading

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