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Russia Detains American Accused of Spying Foreign Affairs
Russia Detains American Accused of Spying

A U.S. citizen’s detention in Moscow on suspicion of espionage could be the opening gambit in a Cold War-style spy drama — one overshadowed by a young Russian woman’s pending sentencing in the United States... Read More

NC Rep. Robert Pittenger Says He Won't Run Even if There's a New 9th District Primary Elections
NC Rep. Robert Pittenger Says He Won't Run Even if There's a New 9th District Primary

Outgoing U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger said Monday he won’t run if there’s a new Republican primary in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, a move that would open the door to other candidates. Read More

Democrat Calls for 48 Witnesses at State Board Hearing Into Election Fraud in NC Elections
Democrat Calls for 48 Witnesses at State Board Hearing Into Election Fraud in NC

The Democrat in North Carolina’s disputed 9th Congressional District election wants to subpoena nearly 50 witnesses for the state board of elections’ hearing scheduled for Jan. 11. But state Republicans vowed to sue Gov. Roy Cooper if he tries to appoint ... Read More

Cyberattack From Outside the US Hits Newspapers Across the Country Cybersecurity
Cyberattack From Outside the US Hits Newspapers Across the Country

A cyberattack that appears to have originated from outside the United States caused major printing and delivery disruptions at several newspapers across the country on Saturday including the Los Angeles Times, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Read More

After Years of Assailing 'Obamacare,' Some Republicans Now Fear the Political Fallout Health
After Years of Assailing 'Obamacare,' Some Republicans Now Fear the Political Fallout

Republicans in Congress, fresh off an election that punished their party for opposing health care protections... Read More

Cell Signal Puts Cohen Outside Prague Around Time of Purported Russian Meeting Foreign Affairs
Cell Signal Puts Cohen Outside Prague Around Time of Purported Russian Meeting

A mobile phone traced to President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen briefly sent signals ricocheting off cell towers in the Prague area in late summer 2016, at the height of the presidential campaign... Read More

After Years Underground, A Kentucky Coal Miner With Black Lung Faces the Future Health
After Years Underground, A Kentucky Coal Miner With Black Lung Faces the Future

When Danny Fouts was a young man, his daddy warned him about the dangers of working long hours in the mines. “You’ll end up killing yourself for nothing, just to make other men rich,” Vernon chided his son when ... Read More

When Elections Get a Do-Over Voting
When Elections Get a Do-Over

Golf has mulligans. Tennis has second serves. But can elections have do-overs? North Carolina voters might have to go back to the polls in the new year after election officials discovered potential tampering with mail-in ballots in the state’s 9... Read More

Bladen County Election Office Gave Special Access to Political Operative North Carolina
Bladen County Election Office Gave Special Access to Political Operative

Bladen County political operative McCrae Dowless and possibly others were provided special access to confidential information at the county’s Board of Elections office... Read More

Supreme Court Blocks Trump’s Policy to Bar Asylum Claims by Illegal Immigrants Immigration
Supreme Court Blocks Trump’s Policy to Bar Asylum Claims by Illegal Immigrants

A closely divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s plan to immediately bar asylum claims by immigrants who cross the border illegally. Read More

NC Alerted Feds of ‘Efforts to Manipulate’ Elections in Bladen Through Absentee Ballots In The News
NC Alerted Feds of ‘Efforts to Manipulate’ Elections in Bladen Through Absentee Ballots

The North Carolina elections board alerted the U.S. Justice Department shortly after the 2016 election about suspected efforts to “manipulate elections results through the absentee ballot process” in Bladen County, according to a letter obtained by McClatchy. Read More

How Much Border Wall Does $5 Billion Buy? In The News
How Much Border Wall Does $5 Billion Buy?

Homeland Security officials laid out the stakes in the budget brinkmanship that threatens a partial government shutdown late Friday: the $5 billion the House has approved for a border wall would be enough for about 215 miles of barrier. Read More

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