Stories tagged: "national"


Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican from Florida, is in charge of the GOP strategy for winning the US Senate. His plan for raising taxes and potentially sunsetting federal programs like Social Security and Medicare is massively unpopular, although most people don't seem to know much about it, according to recent polling. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
EXCLUSIVE: The Massively Unpopular GOP Plan to Raise Taxes and End Social Security and Medicare

The man in charge of winning back the Senate for Republicans introduced a plan that could impact millions of North Carolinians. Unfortunately, the public doesn’t know much about it. 

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in March. The US Senate confirmed her for the high court Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
History Made: Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be the First Black Woman on the US Supreme Court

Jackson's confirmation fulfills a significant campaign promise from President Joe Biden to make the high court more diverse.

President Joe Biden shakes hands with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., after delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington as Vice President Kamala Harris applauds. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP)
The Battles At Home and Abroad: 5 Takeaways from Biden’s First State of the Union

The nation faces the most tumultuous times since World War II. Here’s what the president had to say about meeting the challenge.

Ukrainian servicemen ride on top of an armored personnel carrier speeding down a deserted boulevard during an air raid alarm, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The U.N.'s refugees chief is warning that many more vulnerable people will begin fleeing their homes in Ukraine if Russia's military offensive continues and further urban areas are hit. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Fake or Real? How to Tell If Info About Ukraine is Legit 

Disinformation is highly effective during times of chaos, like with the Russian attack on Ukraine. But sussing out the real information takes only a few minutes.

In this 2014 file photo, women protest anti-abortion rights laws passed by North Carolina Republicans. With the US Supreme Court expected to undo Roe V. Wade, elections for the state legislature and the governor's office could be enormous in NC. (Shutterstock)
As Biden Preps State of the Union, Women’s Health Leaders Decry State of Abortion Rights

More than 120 groups, including organizations in North Carolina, urged Biden and Democrats to aggressively pursue federal protections with US Supreme Court considering Texas anti-abortion law.  

Former NC Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (center), now a U.S. Senate candidate, wound up on some shortlists as a potential justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo from Beasley campaign).
A Black Woman on the Supreme Court Would Fulfill Biden’s Historic Promise

'For our courts to work for all of us, they must look like all of us,' advocates say. Biden can usher that in with a historical Supreme Court nomination.

A woman walks past thousands of flags placed to honor of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Charlotte in 2015. North Carolina will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 this weekend with dozens of events across the state. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
9/11 Changed North Carolina. Here’s How North Carolina is Remembering the 20th Anniversary.

From Wilmington to Banner Elk and Fayetteville, North Carolina will commemorate the day with dozens of events across the state. Find one near you.