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Police radar that sees into homes prompts Senate questions

Police radar that sees into homes prompts Senate questionsRadar devices that allow police officers to effectively see into suspects' homes raise "privacy concerns of the highest order," top lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday.
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  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Politics

Michael Barnes tells NBC Charlotte he will run for mayor

Michael Barnes tells NBC Charlotte he will run for mayorTen months before Election Day, a Charlotte leader throws his name into the race for mayor during a taping of NBC Charlotte's Flashpoint.
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  • 4 days, 9 hours ago
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Obama stresses middle class in State of the Union

Obama stresses middle class in State of the UnionThe nation is ready to "turn the page" from years of financial hardship, President Obama said Tuesday.
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  • 5 days, 7 hours ago
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Obama's 'designated survivor:' Anthony Foxx

Obama's 'designated survivor:' Anthony FoxxThis year's designated survivor for the State of the Union speech: Transportation Secretary and Charlotte's former mayor Anthony Foxx.
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  • 5 days, 10 hours ago
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A look at the lawsuit to stop I-77 toll lanes

A look at the lawsuit to stop I-77 toll lanesOpponents continue their fight, which included filing a lawsuit Tuesday trying to stop the toll project.
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  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
Politics

State of the Union Address

State of the Union AddressState of the Union Address
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  • 5 days, 21 hours ago
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Local woman has seat at State of the Union address

Local woman has seat at State of the Union addressLocal woman has seat at State of the Union address
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  • 6 days, 23 hours ago
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Supreme Court agrees to rule on gay marriage

Supreme Court agrees to rule on gay marriageThe Supreme Court agreed Friday to resolve the national debate over same-sex marriage once and for all.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Charlotte's Immigrant task force hopes for feedback

Charlotte's Immigrant task force hopes for feedbackChairman Stefan Latorre told NBC Charlotte many of the ideas focus on ways to improve relationships between law enforcement and immigrants and making city services easier to access and understand
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Business

With Chiquita incentives comes controversy

With Chiquita incentives comes controversyWhen Chiquita left Cincinnati for Charlotte in 2011, it gave a lot of reasons why: Charlotte's airport and its accessibility to more non-stop international flights, for one. Then-CEO Fernando Aguirre also mentioned Charlotte's workforce, cost-of-living, and...
  • Business
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

New concerns about explosives prompt tighter airport security

New concerns about explosives prompt tighter airport securityA new recipe for explosives on planes linked to al Qaeda has prompted the Department of Homeland Security to increase security at a number of U.S. Airports including Charlotte-Douglas International.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Haley: 'We have changed the image of South Carolina'

Haley: 'We have changed the image of South Carolina'Gov. Nikki Haley began her second term of office today outlining the dreams she has for the children of the state while warning legislators that the people's confidence in government is "shaken" because of ethical lapses and must be restored.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Haley: 'My dreams for SC know no bounds'

Haley: 'My dreams for SC know no bounds'Governor Nikki Haley says South Carolina is better economically than it was when she first took office, and that she has great optimism as she looks ahead toward another four years in office.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Bartender accused of plan to poison Boehner

Bartender accused of plan to poison BoehnerBartender accused of plan to poison Boehner
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Clodfelter delivers first 'State of the City'

Clodfelter delivers first 'State of the City'A packed house filled the Government Center Tuesday morning to hear Mayor Dan Clodfelter's first State of the City address.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Entertainment

Sorry, Jay Z, hip-hop isn't a race relations cure-all

Sorry, Jay Z, hip-hop isn't a race relations cure-allEven though entertainment mogul Jay Z is practically a billionaire, I'd love to buy him a couple of tickets to see director Ava DuVernay's brilliant new film "Selma." I may even spring for popcorn for Mr. and Mrs. Carter.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Hall of Fame debt to be forgiven

Hall of Fame debt to be forgivenThe NASCAR Hall of Fame will be forgiven its death, per a ruling by the Charlotte City Council.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

SC lawmakers set to tackle road funding

SC lawmakers set to tackle road fundingThe legislature in South Carolina is set to go back to work Tuesday, and one of the top priorities will likely be to find money to fix state roads.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

White House: We should have sent someone to Paris march

White House: We should have sent someone to Paris marchThe Obama administration "should have sent someone with a higher profile" to Sunday's massive anti-terrorism rally in Paris, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Lawsuit: SC DSS doesn't provide for children's basic needs

Lawsuit: SC DSS doesn't provide for children's basic needsA federal lawsuit says South Carolina's embattled child welfare agency is endangering kids in its care by failing to provide them with basic health care and the right kind of attention.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Group to file ethics complaint against Gov. McCrory

Group to file ethics complaint against Gov. McCroryMcCrory got cash and stock from LendingTree
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Local

Holder: 'Highest levels' at DOJ to decide Petraeus fate

Holder: 'Highest levels' at DOJ to decide Petraeus fateAttorney General Eric Holder says the leadership of the Justice Department will decide whether prosecutors will pursue criminal charges against retired Gen. David Petraeus, but wouldn't say whether that would be him or his successor.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

This week's FlashPoint -- 1/11/15

This week's FlashPoint -- 1/11/15This week's FlashPoint -- 1/11/15
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Reports: Mitt Romney is considering White House bid

Reports: Mitt Romney is considering White House bidMitt Romney told longtime supporters Friday that he is considering running for president again in 2016, according to several reports.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Criminal charges recommended against Petraeus

Criminal charges recommended against PetraeusFederal prosecutors are recommending that retired Army Gen. David Petraeus face criminal charges for passing classified information to his former mistress, Paula Broadwell, according to two U.S. officials.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Obama pitches free two-year college plan in Tennessee

Obama pitches free two-year college plan in TennesseePresident Obama made a pitch for a free, two-year community college education for any American who wants it.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

City leaders debate benefits of Hall of Fame forgiveness

City leaders debate benefits of Hall of Fame forgivenessCharlotte City Council votes next week on a plan to keep the NASCAR Hall of Fame afloat.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago