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Politics Feb 03North Carolina’s legislature tried to strip power from the new governor. Will other states do the same?
A similar post-election power grab isn't likely to happen in New Jersey and Virginia, the only two states with gubernatorial races this year, officials said.
Nation Feb 021 guard dead after hourslong prison takeover in Delaware
A guard at a Delaware prison was killed sometime during a nearly 24-hour standoff that began Wednesday between prisoners and police, authorities said today.
Politics Jan 03What North Carolina’s power-stripping laws mean for new Gov. Roy Cooper
North Carolina’s new Democratic governor was sworn in only three days ago. But Roy Cooper is already embroiled in a power struggle with the Republican-controlled legislature, which voted last month to curb his power before he even took office.
Arts Dec 29Debbie Reynolds, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ star, dead at 84
Singer, actress and Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday at age 84, just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
World Dec 23Two shipwrecks push Mediterranean migrant deaths to new record
This year’s death toll for migrants who perished in the Mediterranean is estimated to be at least 5,000, after 100 people went missing and believed dead in two shipwrecks Thursday near Italy, U.N. agencies announced Friday.
Nation Dec 21YouTube star says he was removed from Delta flight after speaking Arabic
The creator of a popular YouTube channel said on Wednesday he was removed from a Delta flight after speaking Arabic.
Nation Dec 20D.C. Council passes one of the nation’s most generous paid family leave bills
With Tuesday’s vote, the paid leave program will be funded by a new business tax that would raise $250 million a year to cover costs.
Politics Dec 20North Carolina governor calls special session to repeal HB2 law
North Carolina lawmakers will meet this week to repeal the state’s controversial transgender bathroom law, Governor-elect Roy Cooper said. Cooper, a Democrat, said the state legislature would convene a special session on Tuesday on the law, known as HB2, after…
Arts Dec 19Famed Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99
Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian actress made glamorous American celebrity, died Sunday of a heart attack at age 99.
Nation Dec 16Twitter Chat: The role of women in newly integrated U.S. combat forces
At 1 p.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 16, PBS NewsHour (@newshour) will host a Twitter chat to discuss the series with PBS NewsHour correspondent William Brangham (@WmBrangham), producer Dan Sagalyn (@DanSagalyn), and two prominent voices from our series: Retired Colonel…