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Colleen Jenkins

Young U.S. voter turnout surges, but challenges linger

Nov 02 2018

Early turnout by young voters has surged ahead of Tuesday's congressional midterm elections, powered by gains in states whose voters are pivotal to Democrats' chances of winning back control of the U.S. Congress.

Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit

Oct 19 2017

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl could face life sentence for endangering troops

Oct 16 2017

FORT BRAGG, N.C. U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, a step toward resolving the politically charged case that could send him to prison for life. | Video

In North Carolina county, strong support for Confederate statue

Sep 01 2017

GRAHAM, N.C. Ever since demonstrators in Durham, North Carolina, toppled a bronze Confederate statue from its tower, Bradley Dixon has worried about the fate of a similar monument 30 miles (48 km) west. | Video

Lawsuit says North Carolina bathroom law still harmful

Jul 21 2017

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Transgender people still face discrimination and threats to their safety in North Carolina despite lawmakers replacing a measure that restricted their access to many public bathrooms, advocacy groups said in a new federal court action on Friday.

Alabama governor could face charges after ethics panel ruling

Apr 07 2017

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said on Thursday he would not resign after the state's ethics commission found probable cause that he violated ethics and campaign finance laws, a ruling that could result in criminal charges.

Alabama governor could face charges after ethics panel ruling

Apr 06 2017

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said on Thursday he would not resign after the state's ethics commission found probable cause that he violated ethics and campaign finance laws, a ruling that could result in criminal charges.

NCAA again weighing North Carolina as host after bathroom law repeal

Apr 04 2017

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. The National Collegiate Athletic Association said on Tuesday it will again consider allowing North Carolina to host championship games after the state replaced a law it deemed discriminatory against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. | Video

Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law

Mar 31 2017

North Carolina on Thursday repealed a law restricting bathroom use for transgender people, hoping to bring back businesses and sports leagues that boycotted the Southern state because they saw the year-old measure as discriminatory.

South Carolina church gunman to plead guilty to state murder charges

Mar 31 2017

Dylann Roof, convicted and sentenced to death in federal court for the 2015 massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, will plead guilty to separate state murder charges, the prosecutor handling the case said on Friday.

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