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People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
America’s Children Live in Fear of Mass Shooters. Will Congress Finally Address Guns?

School children across America have felt the fear that gripped Congress last week. That’s why this NC mom is calling for stronger gun laws.

Amid a dangerous new COVID spike, NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen says North Carolinians must stay put. (Image via NC DPS)
Now, More Than Ever, Mandy Cohen Says North Carolinians Must Stay at Home

The vaccine is slowly rolling out in North Carolina, but the coronavirus’ spread is at an all-time high.

WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/06: Rioters clash with police trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used batons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
‘Pretty Damn Scary to Me’: Day After Riots, US Rep. Alma Adams Calls for Trump’s Removal

Rep. Alma Adams says GOP hasn’t done enough, worries Trump-inspired DC riots might spread nationwide and impact Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The demonstration turned violent and deadly. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
What Is the 25th Amendment and Why Are Folks Calling for It to Be Invoked After the Capitol Chaos?

“I don’t know where his Cabinet has been all this time, but it’s long overdue for the 25th Amendment because this man is no longer capable of serving the United States of America."

The pandemic has made hotels a riskier proposition. This tiny home 'hotel' in eastern NC aims to offer an alternative. (Image via Sue Wasserman)
How a Tiny Home ‘Hotel’ in Rocky Mount Cured Me of Pandemic Cabin Fever

The coronavirus has changed how we travel and book hotels. Here's our review of a pandemic-ready tiny home 'hotel' in eastern North Carolina.

NC Gov. Roy Cooper during a December COVID briefing. States like NC have struggled to contain COVID-19 despite relatively stringent restrictions, but that might be a better reflection of population. (Image via Cooper's office)
Gov. Roy Cooper: Help is on the Way. But First We Have to Dig Deep

As NC sets a new high in coronavirus cases, Gov. Roy Cooper says the state must redouble its efforts. Wear a mask and social distance.

President Donald Trump has refused to allow the transition of power to begin, sparking concerns about national security. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
National Security Officials Are Sounding the Alarm About Trump’s Refusal to Concede

"The [9/11] commission also concluded that avoiding future disruptions in transitions was deeply in the national interest.”