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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Hurricane Michael: rubble of obliterated Mexico Beach yields new victim | US news

Search and rescue teams found a body on Friday in Mexico Beach, a Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, as authorities said there was little doubt the toll would rise further. The true tally of lives lost across the south was unclear as reports varied, but on Friday night the official toll […]

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Hurricane Michael: death toll rises to 11 as rescuers search for survivors | US news

Rescuers searched for survivors on Friday after one of the most powerful hurricanes in US history slammed into the Florida Panhandle before moving across Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, killing at least 11 people. Hurricane Michael struck Florida’s north-west coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon with top sustained winds of […]

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‘Like an atomic bomb’: Hurricane Michael leaves trail of devastation | US news

The colossal scale of Hurricane Michael’s deadly trail of carnage through Florida’s Panhandle became clear on Thursday as the waning but still powerful storm lashed the Carolinas before heading east towards the Atlantic. Entire waterfront communities were obliterated by one of the most powerful storms ever to strike the United States and authorities confirmed that […]

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Hurricane Michael: at least two dead as record storm heads to Carolinas – live updates | US news

9.28am EDT09:28 More than 830,000 homes across the affected area were without power Thursday morning, Reuters reported. At its height, the storm had knocked out power at 850,000 homes. Crews in Florida and Alabama had begun restoring some power after the worst of the storm blew through. 9.21am EDT09:21 The Florida Highway Patrol has closed […]

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Beach rebuilding efforts won’t stave off climate change impacts forever | US news

When the coastal town of Wrightsville Beach, which buffers nearby Wilmington from the open ocean, began to come back to life on Wednesday after Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina, many people returning home were surprisingly relieved. Despite Florence roaring ashore in this exact spot last Friday and now causing catastrophic flooding inland, the hurricane had […]

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