North Carolina Rep. Ted Davis, a New Hanover County Republican, presents an elections bill before a House committee, Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh, N.C. The bill would require that mail-in absentee ballots be returned to the county board of elections by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
North Carolina GOP Pushes to Move Up Absentee Ballot Deadline

Republicans want to toss out any absentee ballots received after Election Day. In 2020, that was more than 11,600 votes.

Former President Trump leaves Trump Tower in New York for Manhattan Criminal Court, where he will be booked and arraigned on charges stemming from a hush money payment to a porn actor during his 2016 campaign, Tuesday, April 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)
Former President Trump Has Been Arrested

The embattled ex-president -- and current presidential candidate -- surrendered at a Manhattan courthouse Tuesday to face criminal charges.

People march around the Nebraska state Capitol during a Transgender Day of Visibility rally, Friday, March 31, 2023, in Lincoln, Neb. (Larry Robinson/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
Trans People Face Rhetoric, Disinformation After Nashville Shooting

Right-wing commentators and politicians are trying to blame transgender people for America's mass shooting problem. But their information is bogus.

FILE - Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., joined by the popular app's supporters, leads a rally to defend TikTok at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Bowman, D-N.Y., who has more than 180,000 followers on the app, held a news conference with TikTok influencers before a House hearing with TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chewg. Bowman accused Republicans of pushing a ban on TikTok for political reasons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
To TikTok Or Not: Members of Congress Clash on the Popular App

One North Carolina Democrat, Rep. Jeff Jackson, is using the app to demystify politics.

President Joe Biden tours semiconductor manufacturer Wolfspeed Inc., in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, March 28, 2023, with CEO Gregg Lowe and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In North Carolina, Biden Says GOP Policies Would Surrender Tech Economy to China

The president spoke at a Durham semiconductor maker about the billions of dollars in investments his administration has made in tech, climate change, and infrastructure.

President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House, Monday, March 27, 2023, in Washington. Biden will visit an expanding North Carolina semiconductor manufacturer on Tuesday as his administration launches an extended effort to spotlight the impact legislation passed earlier in the administration is having on the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
In North Carolina, Biden to Compare Economic Plan with GOP’s

The president will visit expanding Durham company Wolfspeed Tuesday to talk about his administration's investment in infrastructure, COVID relief, and research.

FILE - A girl looks at the moon through a telescope in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. The best day to spot five planets, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars, lined up in the night sky is Tuesday, March 28, 2023, right after sunset. The five-planet array will be visible from anywhere on Earth, as long as you have clear skies. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
5 Planets on Parade: Here’s How to See Them This Week

Keep an eye to the sky this week for a chance to see a planetary hangout. Five planets — Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars — will line up near the moon.