Morehouse graduate, working in Charlotte, speaks after $80K in student loan debt is paid off

A Morehouse graduate working in Charlotte said he was shocked by the student loan surprise at his graduation ceremony.

  Teen’s body dropped off at Mass. hospital, the day after she ran away from home

No arrests have been made in connection with the 13-year-old’s death, which is being investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies.
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  Baby cut from missing teen’s womb opens eyes

The baby’s in grave condition and on life support in a neo-natal intensive care unit.
The baby’s in grave condition and on life support in a neo-natal intensive care unit after being cut from his mother's womb. (Source: Cecilia Garcia/CNN)
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  Senior VA leader: VA has ‘lost touch with its values’ as whistleblower office is investigated for mishandling complaints

  High school student being held on $1 million bond for ‘communicating threats of mass violence’

Carolina Panthers get green light for move to SC as lawmakers OK $115 tax breaks

S.C. state lawmakers officially passed the incentive package Monday after ironing out minor tweaks to the bill last week, and after a spirited debate earlier this month over the deal’s projected economic benefits.
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Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.

  Prosecutors accuse suspended Chester Co Sheriff of trying to intimidate witnesses in federal criminal case

  HUD Inspector General reviewing NC recovery efforts as new report outlines slow, wasteful spending

  Catawba River drowning victim identified as 19-year-old

UNC Charlotte shooting victim ‘healing and doing great,’ university officials say

  One killed, two injured in crash on I-77 NB in Huntersville

  North Carolina class teaches kids as young as six how to use guns

  Gaston County Sheriff’s Office names new award in honor of fallen deputy

  Person rushed to hospital after shooting in southwest Charlotte

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New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting

A federal grand jury handed up a revised indictment against John T. Earnest that adds four counts of discharging a firearm during crimes of violence.
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Checkers run over Marlies for game 3 win

The Checkers kept their winning ways rolling into Toronto, walloping the Marlies 5-1 to take Game 3 and build a 2-1 series lead.

Carolina Panthers get green light for move to SC as lawmakers OK $115 tax breaks

S.C. state lawmakers officially passed the incentive package Monday after ironing out minor tweaks to the bill last week, and after a spirited debate earlier this month over the deal’s projected economic benefits.

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  Advocates for people who are homeless stunned at recent homicides

So far this year in Charlotte, four people who were experiencing homelessness were killed on the streets. Three of the cases happened in this month.
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‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

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