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North Carolina transgender battle could expand civil rights law

The legal battle over transgender rights between the state of North Carolina and the U.S. government has moved the country closer to settling one of the last frontiers in civil rights law.

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FDA to reevaluate definition of ‘healthy’

The Food and Drug Administration will reevaluate its definition of "healthy," which could upend how a range of foods are marketed.

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Trump, in Capitol Hill visit, faces party skeptics looking for unity

Presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Republican lawmakers on Thursday, but instead of what is usually just a rite on the road to the nomination, Trump will face pressure to tone down his rhetoric and clarify his policy positions as a step toward unifying the fractured party.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 11

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Once unthinkable, ‘heroin havens’ get serious look

It's not a new concept for other parts of the world, but state officials in the U.S., alarmed by 47,000 American drug overdose deaths in 2014, are considering what used to be unthinkable here -- government-sanctioned shoot-up sites.

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It’s official: Bison designated as national mammal

The bison, whose image adorned the back of the U.S. nickel for 25 years and has graced the U.S. Interior Department seal since 1912, was bestowed symbolic status equal to that of the American bald eagle through an act of Congress.

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U.S. investigates security of mobile devices

Federal officials have asked mobile phone carriers and manufacturers to explain how they release security updates amid mounting concerns over security vulnerabilities.

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U.S. government and North Carolina escalate legal fight over transgender law

A fight between the Obama administration and North Carolina over a state law limiting public bathroom access for transgender people escalated on Monday as both sides sued each other, trading accusations of civil rights violations and government overreach.

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Clinton and Sanders face off in West Virginia as Trump looks on

Bernie Sanders has another chance on Tuesday to slow Hillary Clinton's march to the Democratic presidential nomination as West Virginians vote in their state's primary, a week after Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee.

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 10

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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2 weeks ago

Gas prices jump by 9 cents

The price at the pump has risen 50 cents over the past 12 weeks.

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2 weeks ago

Trump changes tune on tax hikes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to clarify his remarks on raising taxes on Monday, saying he would not raise taxes on wealthy Americans but in any negotiations with Democrats in Congress, this group would most likely pay a higher rate than the one he has proposed.

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2 weeks ago

North Carolina officials sue U.S. Justice Dept. over transgender ‘bathroom law’

North Carolina officials sued the U.S. Justice Department on Monday for challenging the state's law on public restroom access, in the newest chapter of the fight over the rights of transgender Americans.

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Pentagon report reveals confusion among U.S. troops over Afghan mission

Amid fierce fighting after the Taliban captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last year, U.S. special forces advisers repeatedly asked their commanders how far they were allowed to go to help local troops retake the city.

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Obama says U.S. race relations have improved, but work to be done

President Barack Obama said in a commencement speech on Saturday that U.S. race relations have improved over the last three decades, but that significant work still needs to be done.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, May 9

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Mercury poised for rare ‘transit’ across sun’s face on Monday

Stargazers will have a rare opportunity on Monday to witness Mercury fly directly across the face of the sun, a sight that unfolds once every 10 years or so, as Earth and its smaller neighboring planet come into perfect alignment.

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3 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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3 weeks ago

Anti-hunger group uses fake app to fool, educate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 14 percent of Americans, or more than 17 million people, are what is called food insecure, meaning at times of the year, they are uncertain of being able to acquire enough food for their household.

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3 weeks ago

Top reason Americans will vote for Trump: ‘To stop Clinton’

The U.S. presidential election may turn out to be one of the world's biggest un-popularity contests.

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Clinton did not comply with federal email policy, watchdog finds

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while U.S. secretary of state broke government rules and was not approved by State Department security officials, according to an internal government watchdog's report released on Wednesday.

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New Principal Named At CHS

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Charlottesville High School has a new principal who comes here from Wilmington, North Carolina.