Michael Jordan opens first of two health clinics for underprivileged in Charlotte | Sport

An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded to provide care to underprivileged members of the community in Charlotte. The six-time NBA champion and owner of the Charlotte Hornets was on hand Thursday for the grand opening of the $7m Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic. […]

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North Carolina: Republican backed by Trump wins fiercely contested House seat | US news

North Carolina: Republican backed by Trump wins fiercely contested House seat | US news

Republicans have won a fiercely contested special election in North Carolina, narrowly escaping what could have been a serious setback for Donald Trump and his 2020 re-election campaign. The conservative state senator Dan Bishop beat out the Democrat Dan McCready, a former Marine who earned a master’s degree in business from Harvard, in a race […]

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Trump approval ratings fall as poll finds majority of Americans fear recession – live | US news

Trump approval ratings fall as poll finds majority of Americans fear recession – live | US news

2.24pm BST14:24 Ossoff announces Georgia Senate run Speaking of special congressional races: a certain ghost of special races past has resurfaced — Jon Ossoff. The former Democratic congressional candidate announced he would run against senator David Perdue, a Republican of Georgia. Jon Ossoff leaves a campaign office after meeting with supporters in Marietta, Ga., in […]

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Trump hits out at Republican rival and heads for North Carolina rally – live | US news

Trump hits out at Republican rival and heads for North Carolina rally – live | US news

On the Friday before Labor Day, President Trump gathered top advisers in the Situation Room to consider what could be among the profound decisions of his presidency — a peace plan with the Taliban after 18 years of grinding, bloody war in Afghanistan. The meeting brought to a head a bristling conflict dividing his foreign […]

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Catch him if you can: 'Eno the Emu' on the run in North Carolina | US news

Catch him if you can: ‘Eno the Emu’ on the run in North Carolina | US news

A pet emu, know to the residents of North Carolina and, increasingly across the US, as “Eno the Emu”, is still on the run, at least five weeks after slipping out of its enclosure and making off into the woods. Though there have been multiple sightings, the bird’s whereabouts are currently unknown. Last month, county […]

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'How is this not inciting violence?': gun shop billboard targets the Squad | US news

‘How is this not inciting violence?’: gun shop billboard targets the Squad | US news

A gun shop in North Carolina has erected an advertising billboard invoking an apocalyptic prophesy to mock the progressive Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts in what anti-gun violence advocates call an incitement to violence. The billboard, which went up over the […]

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Civil rights leader William Barber convicted of trespassing for 2017 protest | US news

US civil rights advocate the Rev William Barber was convicted on Thursday of second degree trespass for his role in a peaceful 2017 protest in North Carolina over healthcare access. Barber had pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor, seeking to frame the case as a freedom of speech issue after he was arrested during a […]

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Democrats won’t seat North Carolina Republican amid election fraud claims | US news

Democrats said on Friday they will not swear a North Carolina Republican into his US House seat until state officials resolve questions surrounding his election. The North Carolina elections board has refused to certify the race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready, while it investigates irregularities concerning absentee ballots. Harris holds a slim […]

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Election fraud claims rock North Carolina House race between Harris, McCready

A key U.S. House race in North Carolina where the Republican candidate narrowly leads has now dragged on for a month after Election Day amid concerns about possible election fraud. The state’s Board of Elections declined to certify GOP pastor Mark Harris’ unofficial victory over Democratic Marine veteran Dan McCready in North Carolina’s 9th District […]

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Trump claims media used pipe bomb campaign to score ‘political points’ | US news

Donald Trump ignored even his own calls for civility and unity in politics in the wake of the pipe-bomb campaign, unleashing on Friday night a defiant attack on the media and “radical socialist” Democrats at his latest rally in North Carolina. In front of a crowd of about 8,000 supporters at the Bojangles’ Coliseum sports […]

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