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Good News Friday: Baboons, Babies, and a North Carolina Teen’s Art Could Make Google’s Home Page
The NC Zoo shows off a habitat meant to mimic baboons’ natural habitat. Plus: A NC teen’s prize-winning doodle could make Google’s homepage.
The NC Zoo has opened a new $5.2 million habitat for their hamadryas baboons. (Shutterstock)
Rep. Jeffrey McNeely asked Rep. Abe Jones—who graduated near the top of his class at Harvard Law School and served nearly 20 years as an N.C. Superior Court judge 
—if he got into Harvard because he was Black.
Two NC Republicans Lose Leadership Posts Over Racist Comments

Reps. Keith Kidwell and Jeffrey McNeely disparaged Black colleagues on the House floor, with Kidwell joking that one belonged to the “church of Satan,” and McNeely suggesting another didn’t deserve to get into Harvard.

Honoring Our Heroes: 7 Meaningful Ways to Pay Tribute on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember the brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks with a customer at the Red Arrow Diner during a visit to Manchester, N.H., Friday, May 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
What ‘Make America Florida’ Might Actually Mean

Gov. Ron DeSantis has argued that Florida is thriving and is the freest state in the country, but the data and evidence suggests otherwise.

AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File
How Republicans’ Student Debt Plan Would Uniquely Hurt Public Workers

A Republican effort to reverse President Joe Biden’s student loan debt relief plan could cause more than 250,000 public workers to lose out on already-canceled loans, according to a new report.

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How to Find Your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs to Better Understand Your Cosmic Identity

Are you curious about astrology's big three signs? Understanding the characteristics of your sun, moon, and rising signs can provide valuable insights into yourself and those around you.

FILE - Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022.  Voters in a handful of states will weigh in on abortion in this year’s election in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and left abortion rights to the states.  (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Post-Roe Abortion Bans Have Led to Devastating Outcomes for Women, Study Finds

Women have suffered through ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, fetal anomalies, and other complications, but have found it difficult to get the care they need due to restrictive abortion bans.

Protesters attend a 2019 anti-gerrymandering rally   in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Democratic NC Supreme Court Justice Won’t Seek Re-Election

Justice Michael Morgan’s announcement highlights the consequences of judicial elections on issues like abortion rights, voting, and gerrymandering.

Young woman applying her makeup.
3 Women’s Health Briefs for Friday, May 19

Stay informed and empowered with the latest women's health updates. From your mental health to your physical well-being, these health briefs are essential.