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Trump Faces Pushback for Urging People To Vote Twice as Test

WASHINGTON — 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. Trump was asked by a television reporter during his t...
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Spate of Shootings Raises Fears of a Violent Summer

CHICAGO — A spate of shootings over the past several days has law enforcement on edge, with some warning that a turbulent brew of a pandemic, racial unrest, historic surges in gun sales and a rancorous election...
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2 Dead, 7 Wounded in Shooting at North Carolina Block Party

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two people were killed and seven others were wounded early Monday when multiple people fired into a crowd at an impromptu celebration in North Carolina, police said. Five others were hit by vehicles. The shooting happened at an impromptu b...
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D-Day’s 75th Anniversary Renews Interest in Some Classrooms

CARY, N.C. — Kasey Turcol has just 75 minutes to explain to her high school students the importance of D-Day — and if this wasn't the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II, she wouldn't devote that much time to it. D-Day is not part of the requ...
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Meet This Year’s Gerber Baby. She’s First of Hmong Descent.

Meet the new Gerber baby for 2019 in the video above. She is 1-year-old Kairi Yang from Hickory, North Carolina, and she's the first Gerber baby contest winner of Hmong descent. “Hmong in our eyes is all about the close bonds we have with our relatives...