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Ex-prosecutor: McCrory would be 'fool' to pardon 2
Monday, September 22, 2014
RALEIGH – The former prosecutor who originally tried two men recently freed by DNA evidence after 30 years in prison says Gov. Pat McCrory would be a "damn fool" to consider pardoning them. "He needs to get some investigators ... down here, quietly, investigating and talking to people," former Robeson County District Attorney Joe Freeman Britt told
Central Park Five get money, but no apology
Thursday, September 18, 2014
“It is all overwhelming and bittersweet,” Yusef Salaam told the Amsterdam News. The men, known as the Central Park Five, now will get their $41 million from New York City for their wrongful convictions. Mayor Michael Bloomberg seemed determined that the boys-to-men, wrongfully convicted and then exonerated, would get no compensation under his
Library of Congress hosts civil rights exhibit
Thursday, September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON – In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the Library of Congress has launched “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom,” an exhibition of rarely seen documents and oral histories on the push for civil rights. A few things set this exhibition apart from the multitude of this
NC judicial candidates set to spend record sums
Monday, September 15, 2014
This year, seven seats on North Carolina's highest courts are up for election, an unusually large number of open seats that could affect the ideological balance of the N.C. Supreme Court and N.C. Court of Appeals. This year's judicial elections also will be the first in a decade without the state's "clean elections" program that curbed spending on court
Perceived discrimination key in sickle cell patientsí therapy
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic condition detected by newborn screening in the United States. The physically devastating and painful illness affects an estimated 100,000 individuals nationwide. Problems of a lack of a universal cure and few treatment options are compounded by the fact that many patients don’t take available medications
Black women nearly always killed by acquaintance
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Black women murdered by men are nearly always killed by someone they know and the most common weapon used is a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center report “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2012 Homicide Data.” The annual report is being released during the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women
Winning Senate race could come down to youth vote
Monday, September 8, 2014
RALEIGH – The race for North Carolina's open U.S. Senate seat could be a fight 'til the end, but the key to victory could come down to the youth vote. Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is defending her office against Republican opponent state Representative Thom Tillis. New research from a nonpartisan research group, the Center for Information and
5 things to watch in North Carolina's elections
Thursday, September 4, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina government has undergone a dramatic shift to the right. How voters feel about Republican control should shade Election Day results for the U.S. Senate and on down the ballot. A state government dominated by Democrats for generations turned when the state House and Senate went Republican in 2010. Pat McCrory became the first
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