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NC Rep. David Rouzer Introduces Second House Bill to Eliminate U.S. Education Department.

North Carolina Rep. David Rouzer has introduced a second bill in the House that seeks to eliminate the U.S. Education Department.

- Breitbart - US

Biopesticide could defeat insecticide resistance in bedbugs.

A fungal biopesticide that shows promise for the control of bed bugs is highly effective even against bed-bug populations that are insecticide resistant, according to research conducted by scientists at Penn State and North Carolina State universities.

- PhysOrg - NL

Pat McCrory says would-be employers think 'he's a bigot' — so Samantha Bee fixed his résumé.

The Full Frontal' host has some résumé tips for North Carolina's former governor.

- Washington Post - US

Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plastics.

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.

- PhysOrg - NL

The Latest: Court reviews practice of prayers at meetings.

The Latest on a case in front of a federal appeals court examining a North Carolina county commission's practice of opening meetings with Christian prayer : 1 p.m.

- FOX News - US

ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr has a major shakeup in which teams he is projecting to draft the top quarterbacks.

Steve Helber/APESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. has released his latest mock draft and there is a major shakeup in where he projects the top quarterbacks to land. According to the latest mock, the Cleveland Browns are now projected to be the first team to draft one of the top quarterbacks, with Kiper having them take North ...

- Business Insider - US

Firefighters make progress on North Carolina wildfire.

Firefighters are making progress in a blaze in the mountains of western North Carolina.

- WRAL.com - US

Full appeals court to hear challenge to prayers at meetings.

A federal appeals court is taking another look at a lawsuit challenging a North Carolina county commission's practice of opening meetings with Christian prayer.

- FOX News - US

Senate again agrees to school bus cameras to catch motorists.

The idea of catching drivers passing school buses unlawfully with cameras and issuing monetary penalties based on photos or video is advancing again at the North Carolina General Assembly.

- WRAL.com - US

More standardized final exams would go away in House bill.

Some North Carolina legislators are advancing a bill that would eliminate more standardized exams for public school students, many of them in high school.

- WRAL.com - US

Gorsuch sailing through Supreme Court confirmation hearing, helped by Sen. Tillis.

Judge Neil Gorsuch moved smoothly through his Supreme Court confirmation hearing Tuesday, easily fending off Democratic attacks while enjoying the vocal support of GOP lawmakers like Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

North Carolina's Economy Remains Strong Despite Boycott Over Bathroom Law

Despite a heavily publicized boycott of North Carolina after it passed a controversial transgender bathroom law last March, the state's economy continues to be a regional and national powerhouse, The Washington Times has reported.

- Newsmax - US

Mount Airy, N.C. board donates $20,000 to help local VFW Honor Guard

Honor Guard representatives of VFW Post 2019 told the Mount Airy, N.C. Board of Commissioners about problems it is encountering with the small bus used to transport the group and its rifles and other equipment to veterans' funerals.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Trump threatens House Republicans who aren't with him on Trumpcare with 'political problems'

Popular vote loser Donald Trump met with House Republicans Tuesday morning to whip them on the new Trumpcare bill they are scheduled to vote on this Thursday. And in this case "whip" means beat them into submission.  xTrump to House Rs on AHCA vote: "I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you don't ...

- Daily Kos - US

NAACP, allies hold North Carolina legislative advocacy day

Long-time critics of Republican policies at the North Carolina General Assembly are returning to the Legislative Building to press their agenda for expanded health care, the protection of voting and LGBT rights, and a higher minimum wage.

- WRAL.com - US

Florida man on bike dies after hitting police car

Police in Raleigh say a 55-year-old Florida man on a bicycle has been killed after he was hit by a North Carolina State University police officer's SUV.

- WRAL.com - US

Prosecutor: No charges to be filed in fatal police shooting

A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against three police officers involved in a fatal shooting in 2016.

- WRAL.com - US

Police: Woman charged with murder after silicone injections

Police in North Carolina say a woman faces second-degree murder charges after allegedly injecting a teen with nonmedical silicone in a plastic surgery procedure at her home.

- WRAL.com - US

James Comey, Chuck Berry, N.C.A.A. Basketball: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

- International NY Times - US

A retired North Carolina police chief was detained at JFK because of his name

Customs and Border Patrol allegedly detained yet another American citizen arriving in the U.S., this time a retired law enforcement head with 25 years of experience, because of his Arabic name. Former North Carolina Police Chief Hassan Aden says he was held for nearly two hours at John F. Kennedy, writing in a Facebook ...

- Daily Kos - US

Court gives voting rights a major victory by blocking the North Carolina GOP's attempted power grab

After Democrat Roy Cooper ousted then-GOP Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016, North Carolina's Republican legislature used their illegally gerrymandered majority to engage in a flagrantly undemocratic power grab in a lame-duck session right before McCrory left office. Among their many changes, they removed the governor's authority ...

- Daily Kos - US

The awful missed calls that marred March Madness opening weekend

College basketball referees have something of a bad reputation. But then again, sometimes they really earn it. Our unfortunate latest case in in point: This weekend's second round of March Madness, with seasons, legacies and berths in the Sweet 16 on the line. SEE ALSO: How Derek Jeter's once-mocked startup became a ...

- Mashable! - US

Bank of America's CEO is doubling down on a promise he made to shareholders

REUTERS/Robert GalbraithIn Brian Moynihan's latest letter to the shareholders of Bank of America, which was released by the bank on Wednesday, the chairman and CEO made one thing crystal clear: Over the past decade, Bank of America's business model and strategic priorities have completely changed. Growth for the sake of ...

- Business Insider - US

Former North Carolina police chief says he was detained at JFK airport over his name

Former Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden of Alexandria, Virginia, who now works as a law enforcement consultant, said he was detained March 13 on his return trip from Paris for his mother's 80th birthday.

- Global News - CA

Leading The Charge Against The GOP Health Plan, Rep. Mark Meadows Is Right At Home

Republican Rep. Mark Meadows enjoys strong support in his western North Carolina district as he leads conservative opposition to the GOP's health overhaul plan.

- NPR - US

Here's Why Some Irate Duke Fans Blamed Team's Upset Loss on North Carolina's 'Bathroom Law'

Did North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" help contribute to Duke's elimination from the NCAA Tournament?

- Mediaite - US

Meet the Trump voters who want more government health care, not less

CANTON, North Carolina — Marina Hitson McCuen took Donald Trump at his word last fall when he promised to repeal and replace Obamacare with something terrific that would bring down costs. That couldn't come soon enough for McCuen, a 53-year-old Trump supporter who works behind the counter at Celebrity's

- VICE News - US

Western North Carolina wildfire only 10 percent contained

Federal forestry officials say a fire in western North Carolina is only about 10 percent contained.

- WRAL.com - US

NC teen dies month after fall at Hanging Rock State Park

A North Carolina teenager who slipped and fell more than 50 feet at Hanging Rock State Park last month has died.

- WRAL.com - US

Former NC police chief detained at JFK for 90 minutes

A former North Carolina police chief whose mother is Italian and father is Somali said Sunday that he's disappointed with his country of 42 years after he was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

- WRAL.com - US

Former NC police chief detained at JFK for 90 minutes

A former North Carolina police chief whose mother is Italian and father is Somali said Sunday that he's disappointed with his country of 42 years after he was detained at … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Former police chief says he was profiled and detained at New York airport

Hassan Aden, the former police chief of Greenville, North Carolina, a veteran law enforcement official and a regular overseas traveler, said he is accustomed to being welcomed back into the … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Former North Carolina police chief detained at JFK Airport for more than an hour

Hassan Aden documented what he referred to as the 'unreasonable detention' in a lengthy Facebook post.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Advertising: N.C.A.A. Tournament Ads Work Around Glaring Absence: Players

Companies spend more than $1 billion on TV ads tied to the men’s basketball tournament, but none of them can use the names or likenesses of the athletes.

- New York Times - US

Former NC police chief detained at JFK for 90 minutes

RALEIGH, N.C. — A former North Carolina police chief whose mother is Italian and father is Somali said Sunday that he's disappointed with his country of 42 years after he was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

- Billings Gazette - US

Is Your Insurance Company Facebook-Stalking You?

A North Carolina couple had their home-owner's umbrella insurance revoked when they posted a cute picture of one of their three pups on Facebook. Nationwide Insurance claimed that the photo showed a Rottweiler mix, which they considered a dangerous breed.

- Yahoo! News - US

Retired police chief says he was detained at the airport because of his name

While returning home from his mother's birthday celebration in Paris, Hassan Aden, the retired police chief of Greenville, North Carolina, says he was unfairly detained for 90 minutes at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport because of his name. The 52-year-old naturalized American citizen was born in Italy ...

- The Week - US

N.C. 24 named Gold Star Highway in emotional ceremony

Considering Fayetteville's deep connections to Fort Bragg, a teary-eyed Darlene Norman says the recognition of Gold Star Mothers and the sacrifice that they have made to the nation's Armed Forces is proper along a major North Carolina highway.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Downtown challenge will benefit USO of NC ahead of annual All American Marathon

The USO of North Carolina is teaming with Fayetteville's Downtown Alliance to provide a new kick-off event for the All American Marathon.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Former North Carolina police chief says he was detained at JFK Airport because of his name

A retired police chief says he was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport and held for 90 minutes earlier this month because of his name. Hassan Aden, 52, of Alexandria, Virginia spent 26 years with the Alexandria Police Department before leaving in 2012 to become chief of police in...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

'No one is safe': Ex-North Carolina police chief rips customs agents for detaining him because of his name

A retired police chief from Greenville, North Carolina harshly criticized immigration officials who pulled him out of line, stripped him of his possessions and detained him due to his name. Writing on Facebook on Saturday, retired cop Hassan Aden said he was returning from Paris where he helped his ...

- The Raw Story - US

Former NC police chief detained at JFK for 90 minutes

RALEIGH, N.C. — A former North Carolina police chief who now works as a law enforcement consultant says he's disappointed with his country of...

- Townhall.com - US

Civil rights pioneer receives top North Carolina honor

A North Carolina civil rights pioneer has received one of the state's highest honors in a formal ceremony in Greensboro.

- WRAL.com - US

Authorities arrest 17-year-old in his mother's death

CARY, N.C. — A woman was strangled by her teenage son in a case that has puzzled an affluent North Carolina town for more than a year, authorities said.

- Billings Gazette - US

Authorities arrest 17-year-old in his mother's death

A 17-year-old North Carolina boy has been charged with killing his mother after an investigation that stretched more than a year.

- FOX News - US

Authorities arrest 17-year-old in his mother's death

CARY, N.C. " A woman was strangled by her teenage son in a case that has puzzled an affluent North Carolina town for more than a year, authorities said.Seventeen-year-old Arnav Uppalapati was arrested Thursday night and charged...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Here's a full list of scores from Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament

With two days down, the NCAA Tournament has been a bit sleepy so far. 32 teams remain, and of those 32 teams, 26 of them were the higher seeds during the first round. Only Middle Tennessee, Xavier, USC, Rhode Island, Wichita State, and Michigan State have pulled off upsets. Heading into the next round, we hope to see some ...

- Business Insider - US

In Fox's New Police Shooting Drama, Even the Extras Cry

Shots Fired—a 10-part drama series that premieres on Fox on March 22—is a gripping examination of police violence and racial injustice in America. The show stars Stephen James and Sanaa Lathan as Department of Justice officials called by the governor into a fictional North Carolina town to look into the fatal ...

- Mother Jones - US

Asheville homeless advocates oppose more money for police

Homeless advocates in Asheville are opposing a request by the city's police department for $1 million in additional funding, saying the money would be better spent to combat poverty.

- WRAL.com - US

North Carolina appellate court to hear sterilizations claim

The North Carolina Supreme Court says a lower appeals court should determine whether the legislature's effort to compensate people involuntarily sterilized by the state decades ago unconstitutionally denies compensation to victims already dead when the law took effect.

- WRAL.com - US

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