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Democrats believe winning N.C. Senate District 41 is one of their best opportunities to flip a seat in the N.C. General Assembly, one step toward breaking the GOP's "Super Majority" in the N.C. General Assembly.

Demcorat Dan McCready and Republican Harris Mark Harris debated Wednesday night in the 9th Congressional District race.
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In the competitive 9th District Congressional race, Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready debated for the first time Wednesday night.

Mecklenburg magistrates have been issuing more criminal summons instead of arrest warrants, even for violent crimes.
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In April, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say two people robbed a convenience store on Gibbon Road in north Charlotte. While pointing handguns at the clerk, they shouted, “Money, Money, where’s the money!” and then took cash, according to an affidavit from CMPD.

But instead of approving an arrest warrant for one suspect, a Mecklenburg magistrate issued a criminal summons, requiring him to show up in court next month.

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In an attempt to close a large gender gap before the Nov. 6 election, Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, campaigned in Charlotte Monday for Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris.

Voters in Bosnia and Herzegovina chose a new parliament and three-person presidential council Sunday. Preliminary results showed that a UNC Charlotte technology professor finished fourth in voting for one of the three slots.

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All early voting locations across North Carolina will now have to be open the same weekday hours — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Lawmakers changed this over the summer after county budgets were already set, causing local elections directors to scramble. In some counties, it means fewer places for people to vote early.

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Second Lady Karen Pence is coming to Charlotte Monday to kick off a rally in support of District 9 Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris.

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Updated at 11:31 p.m. ET

A sharply divided Senate — reflecting a deeply divided nation — voted almost entirely along party lines Saturday afternoon to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A little more than two hours later, Kavauangh was sworn in during a private ceremony as protesters stood on the court's steps.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, gender and political divides.

The 9th District congressional race featuring Republican Mark Harris, left, and Democrat Dan McCready could be upended by a new congressional map.
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Republican Mark Harris leads Democrat Dan McCready by five percentage points for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, according to a new poll by the New York Times and Sienna College.

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