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 2018-09-22 20:29 

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Grassley adviser on Kavanaugh confirmation resigns after sexual harassment accusation...

WASHINGTON - A communications adviser to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, during the Supreme Court confirmation fight has abruptly resigned after an accusation of sexual harassment - an allegation he denies.Garrett Ventry subm...

 2018-09-22 19:00 

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Museum to honor N.C.'s World War I past...

The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh will honor the state's World War I service later this month.A special program Sept. 29 on the museum's Military Services Day will mark the 100-year anniversary of "Breaking the Hindenburg Line.&#...

 2018-09-22 17:56 

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Senate panel issues ultimatum on Kavanaugh accuser's testimony...

Meanwhile, Trump questions her credibility...

 2018-09-22 15:13 

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Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25...

TEHRAN, Iran — Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years.[gh:if...

 2018-09-22 00:42 

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Former Bragg soldier to receive the Medal of Honor...

A former Fort Bragg soldier will receive the nation's highest honor for valor in combat, the White House announced Friday.Ronald J. Shurer II, who served with the 3rd Special Forces Group, will receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald J. Trump...

 2018-09-21 23:30 

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UK's Theresa May hits back after EU trashes her Brexit plan; pound falls...

With British newspapers declaring that May had been "humiliated" by EU leaders, the prime minister used a televised statement from 10 Downing St. to insist she was prepared to take Britain out of the bloc without a deal if it did not treat the cou...

 2018-09-21 22:30 

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After Trump asks why Kavanaugh's accuser didn't report her allegation sooner, survivors answer with #WhyIDidntReport...

On Friday, the hashtag went viral, with Twitter users explaining why they didn't report an assault they experienced....

 2018-09-21 21:59 

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Groups say Medicare drug discounts threatened in opioids bill...

WASHINGTON — Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiar...

 2018-09-21 20:30 

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump...

The New York Times cited several people, who were not named, who described the episodes that came in the spring of 2017 after FBI Director James Comey was fired....

 2018-09-21 19:30 

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Woman stabs 5 — including newborns — at New York nursery...

All of those wounded in the attack, which happened before 4 a.m., were hospitalized but expected to survive. The 52-year-old suspect was taken into police custody....

 2018-09-21 18:51 

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North Carolina police arrested 13-year-old after 2 shot in armed robberies...

CHARLOTTE — Police in North Carolina have arrested a 13-year-old in connection with a series of armed robberies in which two people were shot.Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release the robberies occurred on Sept. 2, 10, 11, 13 and 15.Ac...

 2018-09-21 17:30 

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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation...

Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said Thursday he is providing the information to prosecutors without a cooperation agreement....

 2018-09-21 15:30 

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Trump abandons restraint, calls out Kavanaugh's accuser...

Abandoning his previous restraint, Trump tweeted: "I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that...

 2018-09-20 20:49 

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4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting...

The suspect was a 26-year-old temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution center in northeastern Maryland, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told a news conference....

 2018-09-20 19:38 

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Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests...

The serenade in Yabucoa, a fishing and farming town of 37,000 still struggling to recover from the Category 4 storm, was the first in a series of events to mark the anniversary of the devastating storm and remember the estimated 2,975 people who lost thei...

 2018-09-20 18:30 

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World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia...

WADA's decision after a vote of its 12-member executive committee was called "the greatest treachery against clean athletes in Olympic history" by the lawyer of the whistleblower who helped uncover Russia's cheating....

 2018-09-20 16:29 

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Official says 3 killed in Maryland shooting...

The Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in the Perryman area that involves "multiple victims."...

 2018-09-20 16:29 

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Sheriff: Maryland shooting suspect in critical condition; 3 dead...

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler says there is no longer any threat at the site of the Thursday morning shooting....

 2018-09-20 16:20 

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Official: Multiple people killed in Maryland shooting...

ABERDEEN, Md. — Multiple people were killed Thursday morning in a shooting in northeast Maryland, according to a law enforcement official.The law enforcement official had knowledge of the shooting but wasn't authorized to discuss details by name...

 2018-09-20 15:33 

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'Multiple victims' reported in Maryland shooting...

PERRYMAN, Md. — Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation."The Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in...

 2018-09-20 15:16 

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Warrant: Man fell asleep, child shot herself with his gun...

DURHAM — Authorities say a North Carolina man wanted for armed robbery was arrested when a 5-year-old child shot herself in the hand with his gun.The Herald-Sun reports that 28-year-old Tyree Devon Hockaday was arrested this week on charges of negli...

 2018-09-20 00:47 

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Final days: Fill out survey for new jobs for Fayetteville...

People who want to work at a new textiles factory should fill out a survey no later than Friday to persuade the clothing maker to build the plant in the Fayetteville area....

 2018-09-20 00:30 

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Trump says 'hard to imagine' Kavanaugh guilty of allegation...

President's skepticism, the most explicit challenge top Republicans have so far mounted to Christine Blasey Ford's credibility, came as GOP Senate leaders tried to firm up support for the Supreme Court nominee....

 2018-09-19 22:02 

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Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs...

NEW BERN — Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence.With residents still recovering from tor...

 2018-09-19 21:30 

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Police: 3 injured, suspect dead in Wisconsin office attack...

Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke said officers were alerted to an active-shooter situation at WTS Paradigm around 10:25 a.m. Foulke said the suspect was taken to a hospital after being shot by officers but later died....

 2018-09-19 18:52 

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Trump: 'We will be 100 percent' with storm victims...

NEW BERN — Handing out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words, President Donald Trump sought Wednesday to soothe those who suffered losses in Hurricane Florence, declaring that "America grieves for you" as he surveyed damage the powerful storm ...

 2018-09-19 17:30 

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North Korea's Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday....

 2018-09-19 15:51 

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Trump arrives in North Carolina to survey Florence damage...

HAVELOCK — President Donald Trump has arrived in storm-ravaged North Carolina to take in the devastation left by Florence.Trump traveled south Wednesday as the state was still grappling with massive recovery efforts. He was heading to a briefing at ...

 2018-09-19 15:30 

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Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'...

Trump says in a Hill.TV interview released Wednesday he's "so sad over Jeff Sessions," whom he has repeatedly denounced for recusing himself from the Russia investigation....

 2018-09-19 12:55 

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Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics...

WASHINGTON — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to ...

 2018-09-19 02:30 

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Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'...

The order is likely to further divide the president from the intelligence agencies he oversees and raises new concerns that Trump is disclosing government secrets for his own political gain. Critics of the move say the president has a clear conflict by tr...

 2018-09-19 01:30 

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Bob Woodward's book on Trump administration, 'Fear', already a million-seller...

The hardcover had the fastest opening in history for Simon & Schuster, which also publishes Stephen King, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Mary Higgins Clark....

 2018-09-18 22:59 

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Sampson County: 'Overwhelming' flooding, 30 more rescued...

Life is getting back to normal in Clinton and much of Sampson County as floodwaters from Hurricane Florence recede and businesses re-open.But downstream, where the Black River and South River converge near Ivanhoe, conditions are still far from normal....

 2018-09-18 21:30 

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Showdown hearing for Kavanaugh accuser not yet set: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses...

The Supreme Court nominee was at the White House for a second straight day, but again did not meet with President Donald Trump. The president said he was "totally supporting" Kavanaugh and rejected calls for the FBI to investigate the accusation....

 2018-09-18 20:30 

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Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending...

The measure includes $675 billion for the Defense Department and boosts military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest pay raise in nine years....

 2018-09-18 18:04 

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Russia blames Israel for recon plane shot down by Syrian missile...

All 15 people aboard were killed, The Russian Defense Ministry said....

 2018-09-18 18:00 

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President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour...

President Donald Trump is scheduled to get an update on storm-damaged areas of North Carolina on Wednesday at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.There was no formal itinerary for the presidential visit as of Tuesday morning except that Air Force One wa...

 2018-09-18 16:14 

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China raises tariffs on $60B of US goods in technology fight...

The Trump administration announced tariffs on some 5,000 Chinese-made goods will start at 10 percent, beginning Monday. They are to rise to 25 percent on Jan. 1....

 2018-09-18 09:30 

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Need to know for Tuesday, Sept. 18...

1. Listening sessions: Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr. will continue his series of listening sessions Sept. 24 at Mac Williams Middle School, 4644 Clinton road. It is part of what Connelly is calling CLC3 — an acronym fo...

 2018-09-18 00:46 

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Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including portions of a secret surveillance warrant and former FBI Director James Comey's text messa...

 2018-09-17 22:12 

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Robeson evacuations continue...

LUMBERTON — A few rays of sunshine and a respite from torrential rains brought on by Hurricane Florence gave Robeson County officials a chance to evaluate damage Monday. But evacuating residents from flooded areas continued, as did the threat of ris...

 2018-09-17 21:38 

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Tornado hits Sampson County; flooding still a concern...

CLINTON — A new concern emerged early Monday for some Sampson County residents in the form of a tornado spotted near the Bladen County line north of Elizabethtown.The funnel cloud was spotted around 12:13 a.m. and moved north. A debris trail was rep...

 2018-09-17 20:51 

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"One of the finest people": Trump defends Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegations...

President signals that he supports a proposed hearing on the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh...

 2018-09-17 20:30 

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Trump Jr. mocks sexual assault claim against Kavanaugh...

The president's son posted an image on Instagram that seems to compare Kavanaugh's accuser to a school yard crush....

 2018-09-17 19:30 

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South Korea's Moon wants 'heart-to-heart' summit talks with North Korea's Kim...

Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang on Tuesday for his third summit of the year with Kim Jong Un....

 2018-09-17 17:23 

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Myron B. Pitts: As Florence strikes, people deliver words from the storm...

When a hurricane hits, we at the newspaper often find ourselves doing a bunch of different jobs as everybody pitches in wherever needed - anything to properly cover the storm and its aftermath. My additional duties the last couple of days have made it a c...

 2018-09-17 13:44 

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Florence still a major flooding threat even though system is out of here...

Florence dropped an estimated 11 to 20 inches of rain on Cumberland County and the former hurricane that is now a tropical depression is out of here as of Monday morning.But the Cape River River is continuing to rise and posing an increasing flooding thre...

 2018-09-17 13:24 

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Kavanaugh denies allegation anew, arrives at White House...

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee was seen arriving at the White House, with no immediate reason given, while all 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote the panel's Republican chairman asking him to postpone a scheduled ...

 2018-09-17 02:16 

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Latest: Rain slacks off, flood threat increases; new shelter opens...

Fayetteville Observer reporters are feeding updates in real time as Tropical Storm Florence hits our region. Check here for the latest throughout the day and into the night....

 2018-09-17 01:28 

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Latest: Rain slacks off, flood threat increases; Hope Mills bridge closures...

Fayetteville Observer reporters are feeding updates in real time as Tropical Storm Florence hits our region. Check here for the latest throughout the day and into the night....

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