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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks in a US Senate committee in June on Capitol Hill in Washington. The vice presidential candidate spoke in a virtual stop Friday for North Carolina. (Alexander Drago/Pool via AP)
‘When We Vote, Things Change’: Kamala Harris Emphasizes Voting Rights, Health Care in NC

In a state with a well-documented history of voter suppression, Kamala Harris emphasizes voting rights and coronavirus response in NC.

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‘Irresponsible Politics’: Editorial Shreds NC Republicans For Demanding School Reopening

Editorial says GOP positions on school reopening, particularly those of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, contribute to state’s struggle to contain virus.

Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va., Friday, July 24, 2020. The nation's 10th largest school district plans an all-virtual start to the fall semester amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Back in Session: Gov. Cooper Gives Elementary Schools Option to Reopen

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that K-5 schools could reopen in October, but final decisions are left up to local school boards.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Republicans Have Lost on Medicaid Expansion. They Just Don’t Know It Yet.

A decade after rejecting Medicaid expansion's in health care for low-income people, the GOP remains opposed, even if most in NC are not.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield testifies before the Senate on the same day that former Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks on a coronavirus vaccine plan (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool).
Biden: Trust Scientists on a COVID-19 Vaccine, Not Donald Trump

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden met with researchers and scientists to discuss how he would manage the pandemic, as polling shows a majority of Americans don't trust President Trump on the coronavirus vaccine.

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Americans Spent Less Money in August—a Worrying Sign for the Economy

Spending dropped after enhanced federal unemployment benefits expired, making it harder for people to pay for everyday items.

UNC-Chapel Hill football player Tomari Fox (56) and his teammates celebrate their victory over Syracuse on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C.(Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
‘What It Was, Was Football’: Here is What Football and Coronavirus Have In Common

For the gridiron fans, a NC teacher explains why, amid the coronavirus, game-planning for schools and football aren't so far removed.