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    Hillary Clinton goes ‘Between Two Ferns’ with NC native Zach Galifianakis: ‘I really regret doing this’

    Hillary Clinton sat down for an interview with the irreverent Zach Galifianakis and almost immediately — albeit jokingly — regretted it. Clinton sat down with the comedian on September 9, the day her doctor diagnosed her with pneumonia. Clinton, who was introduced as “Had Pneumonia” at the start of the video, plays along with Galifianakis’ off-color humor and shows a bit of comedy herself. “When you see how well it works for Donald Trump, do you think to yourself, oh […]

  • File photo: Speaking from the White House, President Barack Obama said he plans to leave behind more troops in Afghanistan than originally planned by the end of next year. (CNN)

    President Obama vetoes bill that would allow family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama vetoed Friday a bill that would allow family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House claimed it could expose US diplomats and servicemen to litigation in other countries. Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress say they’ll override Obama’s veto next week. Obama has now issued 12 vetoes. If successful, Congress’ override would be the first of Obama’s presidency. Support for the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” ran high among lawmakers, who […]

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    Suspect arrested in Charlotte protester’s death

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man has been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of protester Justin Carr in Charlotte, North Carolina, police said Friday. Rayquan Borum was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of murder in the death of Carr, a man who police said was shot near a hotel Wednesday night as people protested the police-involved shooting death of a Charlotte man earlier this week. Carr was shot at about 8:30 p.m. and chief Putney initially said he had died, but […]

  • CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21:  Police clash with protestors as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Scott September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

    Charlotte mayor in favor of shooting videos’ release

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Friday morning she believes it is only a matter of time before the police videos in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott will be released to the public. Roberts told CNN that she is in favor of the videos’ release and that officials are already having discussions about whether and when to release the videos. Her statement comes after she signed a curfew order Thursday night that began at midnight and ended at […]

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    Lester Holt takes the spotlight as moderator of first presidential debate

    LOS ANGELES — Lester Holt is carrying the weight of the nation. On Monday, the NBC Nightly News anchor will preside over what may be the most highly anticipated presidential debate in American history. That debate, the first between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, will take place against the backdrop of the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, the violent protests in the streets of Charlotte and the tensions of a country very much at odds over its […]

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    Tulsa officer Betty Shelby booked, released on bond

    TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby was booked at the local county jail early Friday and released shortly after on $50,000 bond. Shelby has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher after his SUV broke down last week. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced the charge Thursday. The criminal complaint against Shelby said her “fear resulted in her unreasonable actions which led her to shooting” Crutcher, 40. She is […]

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    Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby charged in Terence Crutcher’s death

    TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with felony manslaughter in the first degree, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler told reporters Thursday. Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher after his SUV stopped in a roadway last week. “We reviewed the facts of the allegations, it is our responsibility to determine if the filing of a criminal charge is justified under the law,” Kurnzweiler said. An arrest warrant was issued for Shelby and arrangements have been made […]

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    NBA Hall of Famer, Hornets owner Michael Jordan comments on Charlotte protests

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NBA Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan released a statement Thursday following two nights of violent protests in Charlotte. Protests erupted following the death of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot Tuesday while police tried to serve a warrant for another man. Police say that Scott walked out of his his car with a gun and was shot when he wouldn’t drop the weapon. Scott’s family have said he was unarmed and reading a […]

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    Yahoo says 500 million accounts stolen

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Yahoo confirmed on Thursday data “associated with at least 500 million user accounts” have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches ever. The company said it believes a “state-sponsored actor” was behind the data breach, meaning an individual acting on behalf of a government. The breach is said to have occurred in late 2014. “The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast […]

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    Columnist briefly banned on Twitter over ‘Run them down’ remark

    NEW YORK — It only took three words for Twitter to suspend a prominent conservative writer. Glenn Reynolds, a USA Today columnist, law professor and extremely active Twitter user, was suspended on Twitter for much of Thursday morning following a controversial tweet that appeared to suggest drivers should hit protesters blocking highway traffic in North Carolina. “Run them down,” Reynolds tweeted Wednesday night from his widely followed @Instapundit account, referring to those protesting a police shooting of a black man […]

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    Charlotte police chief: Shooting video won’t be made public

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After violent protests raged for the second night in Charlotte over the police shooting of a black man, the city’s police chief told reporters Thursday he has no intention of releasing dashcam video of Keith Lamont Scott’s shooting “to the masses.” It would be inappropriate to present footage of “a victim’s worst day” for public consumption, Chief Kerr Putney said. Asked if there was a time at which the public could expect to see it, the chief […]

  • Toussaint Romain is the public defender in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Charlotte public defender: We can’t lose any more lives

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In his white dress shirt, dark tie and slacks, he stands out among the SWAT police and the mixed crew of civilians. He was on the ground not long after crowds began gathering in uptown Charlotte to protest the police-involved shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. His name is Toussaint Romain and he’s a public defender in Charlotte, North Carolina. He inserted himself between the wall of armored police and the amorphous crowd of demonstrators. As police […]