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NC Lawmakers Agree To Repeal Transgender Bathroom Ban

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina announced late Wednesday that they have reached an agreement to repeal a state law prohibiting transgender people from using bathrooms that correspond to their gender identities. The deal, reached with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, an outspoken opponent of the controversial law, came as the state was on the verge of…

Bomb Threats On Jewish Schools, Community Centers Reported In 12 States

At least 20 Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. reported receiving bomb threats Monday, the latest in a recent uptick of anti-Semitic acts. The threats extended across 12 states, including Maryland, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, Alabama, and Rhode Island, NBC News reported. The latest…

Ku Klux Klan To Held A ‘Trump Victory Parade’ In NC

The largest Ku Klux Klan group announced a Trump victory parade in North Carolina today, along with the declaration: “TRUMP = TRUMP’S RACE UNITED MY PEOPLE.” The Loyal White Nights posted the Victory Klavalkade Klan Parade will be held on Dec. 3 and didn’t provide further details or a specific location.

NC GOP Moves to Strip Power From Incoming Democratic Governor

North Carolina Republican lawmakers moved Wednesday to strip power from the state’s governor’s office before an incoming Democrat assumes the post in January. Legislators in control of the general assembly introduced a number of measures, including ones that would require state senate approval of new Cabinet members, terminate a governor’s control over state election boards,…

‘Pizzagate’ Conspiracy Story Led Man To Shoot Inside Restaurant [VIDEO]

A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said. Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said police received a call Sunday afternoon…

Trump Supporter Arrested for Assault at Clinton Event

A man wearing a Donald Trump T-shirt attacked a person at a campaign event for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Sunday. The man was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor after punching another person at the Charlotte event, local police told CNN. It was not clear what, if anything, prompted the attack. The assault…

State Of Emergency In Charlotte After Ongoing Violent Protests [VIDEO]

One person was shot Wednesday during protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, and police say the shot came from a civilian, not police. The unidentified victim, originally reported to have died, is on life support. Late in the night, Gov. Pat McCrory (R) declared a state of emergency, and will deploy the National Guard to assist…

Watch Trump Supporter Slaps Protesters VIDEO

During a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina, one of his supporters got rough with a number of protesters being taken out of the event. The man, captured on video, appears to hit the protesters as they are being ushered out. He, however, gets to remain. Trump has often in the past encouraged people to…

NC Cop Fatally Shoots Deaf Man At Traffic Stop [VIDEO]

A North Carolina state trooper killed a deaf man last week after an attempted traffic stop, authorities and neighbors said Monday. State trooper Jermaine Saunders shot Daniel Kevin Harris to death on Thursday after what North Carolina Bureau of Investigation described in a statement as “an encounter.” The bureau, which is investigating Harris’ death, did…

Trump Regrets ‘Saying the Wrong Thing’ [VIDEO]

Donald Trump offered a vague apology on Thursday for not choosing “the right words” throughout his campaign, telling a crowd in North Carolina, “I will never lie to you.” “Sometimes, in the heat of debate, and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I…

Justice Department Sues North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Bathroom Law

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over its controversial “bathroom law,” according to the Associated Press. The Department of Justice is seeking a permanent injunction to block the law and a declaration that the law is discriminatory. North Carolina had filed its own lawsuit against…

Police Report Armed, Dangerous Person on UNC Campus

Update: UNC issues ‘all clear’ to students after reports of armed person on or near Chapel Hill campus UNC issues 'all clear' to students after reports of armed person on or near Chapel Hill campus – @UNC https://t.co/6XF410qi7J — Breaking News (@BreakingNews) December 2, 2015 ———— An “armed and dangerous person” is reportedly “on or…

Israeli Spy Freed From U.S. Prison [VIDEO]

Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was released from a North Carolina federal prison Friday morning after serving 30 years behind bars. The 61-year-old former intelligence officer was arrested for spying on behalf of Israel in 1985 and was given a life sentence. Pollard cannot leave the country without permission and will spend at least the…

Lewis Black talks to CNN about the Confederate flag [VIDEO]

Lewis Black in an interview on CNN shamed GOP presidential candidates who’d refused to take a position on the Confederate flag flying on the South Carolina statehouse grounds. Black recalled that he attended college at the University of North Carolina in 1967, and that the Confederate flag had been banned after his first year. “That’s…

Chikungunya virus cases confirmed in NC, US Virgin Islands

A nasty mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading rapidly in the Caribbean has made its way to the U.S. Virgin Islands and North Carolina, authorities said. Health officials in the U.S. Caribbean territory said they confirmed the islands’ first locally transmitted case of chikungunya. They did not disclose any information about the patient. A second…

NTSB won’t investigate Tennessee bus crash due to furloughs

The National Transportation Safety Board is not sending anyone to investigate yesterday’s deadly bus crash in Tennessee because the government shutdown furloughed all of its highway investigators, an NTSB official said. “In this particular case I think it’s highly likely that we would have responded to it, but again, with our investigators furloughed, it’s impossible…

North Carolina Voter ID Law Challenged

Aaron Sorkin must be so happy. The U.S. Justice Department will file a lawsuit Monday challenging North Carolina’s restrictive voter-ID law, charging that it is an illegal form of discrimination against minorities. Enacted after the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated parts of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, the North Carolina law limits early voting, eliminates same-day…