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Nation Apr 28Judge denies requests for video in North Carolina shooting
The decision came shortly after a North Carolina prosecutor said that Andrew Brown Jr. had hit law enforcement officers with his car before they opened fire.
Nation Apr 28Prosecutor says man killed by deputies hit them with car
District Attorney Andrew Womble told a judge at a hearing that he viewed body camera video and disagreed with a characterization by attorneys for the family of Andrew Brown Jr.
Nation Apr 27Deputies shot Andrew Brown Jr. 5 times, independent autopsy report shows
North Carolina deputies shot and killed Andrew Brown Jr., who is Black. The five shots included the back of the head, according to an independent autopsy report.
Nation Apr 23Calls mount for video release in fatal shooting by North Carolina deputies
Leaders of a North Carolina city where a Black man was shot and killed by deputies serving search and drug-related warrants are planning to urge a court to release body camera video of the shooting.
Health Jan 26U.S. to purchase 200 million more doses of COVID-19 shots to speed vaccinations
President Joe Biden was set to announce the surge in deliveries to states Tuesday afternoon, along with the news that the federal government is purchasing an additional 100 million doses each of the two approved coronavirus vaccines.
Politics Sep 03Trump faces pushback for urging people to vote twice as test
President Donald Trump is facing a backlash for urging voters in North Carolina to vote by mail and then try to vote again in person to test the mail-in ballot system in the Nov. 3 election.
Nation Jan 04More U.S. troops deploy to Mideast amid tensions with Iran
Hundreds of U.S. soldiers deployed Saturday from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Kuwait to serve as reinforcements in the Middle East amid rising tensions following the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general.
Nation Aug 02North Carolina governor moves to block conversion therapy funds
North Carolina's state health department is barred from allowing public funds to pay for conversion therapy for minors, a controversial practice aimed at changing young LGBT people's sexual orientations, under an order signed Friday by Gov. Roy Cooper.
Nation Jul 23N.C. settlement affirms transgender people’s right to use restrooms matching their gender identity
The consent decree is expected to end a protracted lawsuit challenging North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill and the law that replaced it.
Nation Feb 27Leslie McCrae Dowless, political operative, charged in North Carolina congressional race
The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges over activities in the 2016 elections and the Republican primary in 2018.