President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he misspoke during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Trump said he does "accept" the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Trump also said he needed to clarify that he didn't see a reason why the meddling "wouldn't be Russia." Trump had said the opposite a day earlier, prompting bipartisan backlash. … [Read more...] about RNC Picks Charlotte, North Carolina, to Host 2020 Convention
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Charlotte, North Carolina-based Duke is readying line technicians and service crews to respond to outages, according to a statement. Only two months ago, Duke faced Hurricane Michael, the strongest storm to hit the U.S. mainland since 1992. It knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers in the Carolinas. … [Read more...] about North Carolina could get hit by up to 16 inches of snow
The 6-year-old boy, who has autism, was walking with his father and another person Saturday at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia, near Charlotte, North Carolina, when he took off running, his parents later told police. Gastonia spokeswoman Rachel Bagley told ABC affiliate WSOC that the two adults "started running after him, they lost sight of him, and no one has seen him ever since." … [Read more...] about Authorities search for 6-year-old boy who has autism and went missing in North Carolina
While the voter ID requirements technically will be in place for this year’s elections, the law says that everyone who shows up to vote without a valid ID in any 2019 election will be allowed to vote if they tell workers they either didn’t know about the new law, or that they simply didn’t bring their ID, or if they can claim any other of a number of “reasonable impediments” allowed for by the law. … [Read more...] about Does voter ID still exist in North Carolina? It’s a complicated question.
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