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If federally legalized, gay marriage case would impact Carolinas

If federally legalized, gay marriage case would impact CarolinasAs the Supreme Court of the United States listened to oral arguments in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, many in the Carolinas wondered what the eventual ruling will mean here.
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  • 5 days, 13 hours ago
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Supreme Court begins hearing gay marriage case

Supreme Court begins hearing gay marriage caseThe Supreme Court began hearing arguments today in a case that could change the face of marriage nationwide.
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  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
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Charlotte city leaders hold closed door meeting

Charlotte city leaders hold closed door meetingCity leaders are meeting behind closed doors Monday evening to discuss a personnel matter.
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  • 6 days, 12 hours ago
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Loretta Lynch to be sworn in as attorney general

Loretta Lynch to be sworn in as attorney generalLoretta Lynch to be sworn in as attorney general
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  • 1 week ago
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Long courtship leads to high court's altar for gay marriage

Long courtship leads to high court's altar for gay marriageWhen lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union filed the first federal lawsuit in 1970 seeking same-sex marriage rights, they were almost laughed out of court. "That did not work out well," recalls James Esseks, who directs the ACLU's gay rights...
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  • 1 week ago
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NC lawmaker wants to stop trying all 16 year olds as adults

NC lawmaker wants to stop trying all 16 year olds as adultsYouth advocates are hoping they can pass a bill this year that would stop having all 16 and 17 year olds tried as adults in the North Carolina court system.
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  • 1 week ago
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SC road projects — your (federal) tax dollars at work

SC road projects — your (federal) tax dollars at workMost of the money that will be spent this year on South Carolina's roads and bridges doesn't come from the state's gas tax.
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  • 1 week ago
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Will Jenner change things for transgender community?

Will Jenner change things for transgender community?Bruce Jenner's confirmation that he is transgender makes him part of an embattled population that activists hope will benefit from a new high-profile member.
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  • 1 week ago
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SC lawmaker proposes 'death by firing squad' for death row inmates

SC lawmaker proposes 'death by firing squad' for death row inmatesA South Carolina lawmaker wants to add death by firing squad to the state's list of approved execution methods.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Senate confirms NC's Loretta Lynch for attorney general

Senate confirms NC's Loretta Lynch for attorney generalFive months after her nomination,Loretta Lynch was confirmed Thursday by the U.S. Senate to serve as attorney general.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Rand Paul's son cited for DUI after car crash

Rand Paul's son cited for DUI after car crashRand Paul's son cited for DUI after car crash
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Senate approves anti-trafficking bill, clearing way for Lynch vote

Senate approves anti-trafficking bill, clearing way for Lynch voteThe Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday to strengthen penalties against human traffickers who force their victims into slavery and prostitution.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Petraeus to plead and face sentencing in Charlotte

Petraeus to plead and face sentencing in Charlotteeneral David Petraeus, the former head of the CIA, is scheduled to be in Federal Court in Charlotte Thursday afternoon, where he is to plead guilty sharing government secrets with a Dilworth woman.
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NC abortion wait expanded to 72 hours in House proposal

NC abortion wait expanded to 72 hours in House proposalWomen would have to wait longer in North Carolina before obtaining an abortion in a bill that a House committee is recommending.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Transgender teen settles with SC over license photo

Transgender teen settles with SC over license photoA transgender South Carolina teenager has settled a lawsuit challenging the state Department of Motor Vehicles' policy governing a person's choice to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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NC law is hazy when it comes to filming officers

NC law is hazy when it comes to filming officersJust about everyone takes their cellphone camera for granted, but did you know there is nothing in state law that gives you the right to record a police officer?
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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SC Senate may soon debate SC-NC state line bill

SC Senate may soon debate SC-NC state line billSouth Carolina senators may soon debate a bill to clarify the state line with North Carolina.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC

Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PACBush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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5 arrested for Australia plot amid fear of homegrown ISIL terrorists

5 arrested for Australia plot amid fear of homegrown ISIL terroristsFive Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a Veterans' Day terrorist attack that included targeting police.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Vermont lawmakers: Make pot legal or we ban booze

Vermont lawmakers: Make pot legal or we ban boozeTwo Vermont lawmakers fed up with delays to legalize marijuana in the state introduced a headline-grabbing measure this week designed to move things along: one that would outlaw alcohol.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Leaders look for infrastructure funding

Leaders look for infrastructure fundingAs Charlotte gets bigger, the roads need to get better.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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President Obama focuses on women in Charlotte town hall

President Obama focuses on women in Charlotte town hallDuring the "mommy blogger" town hall the President Obama spoke about a host of economic issues affecting families, including a good deal about equal pay legislation He told the predominantly female audience that was "a no brainer."
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Behind the scenes: #ObamaCLT

Behind the scenes: #ObamaCLTCheck out some of our favorite shots from President Obama's visit to Charlotte on April 15.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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City, state lawmakers clash on ride-sharing regulations

City, state lawmakers clash on ride-sharing regulationsCity, state lawmakers clash on ride-sharing regulations.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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School start times a hot button issue for CMS parents

School start times a hot button issue for CMS parentsAs Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools prepares to present their budget to the county Tuesday night, one thing on many parents minds is school schedules.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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CMS to ask for $26.7M in budget presentation

CMS to ask for $26.7M in budget presentationCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is expected to present their budget to the county Tuesday night, and they're asking for a horse chunk of change.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Why North Carolina is important to Hillary Clinton

Why North Carolina is important to Hillary ClintonWhile South Carolina will be a test of Hillary Clinton's appeal to minority voters, it's North Carolina where she'll focus all of her attention after the Palmetto State primary.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago