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What if, this time around, a wave of foreign interference is aimed at helping Democrats take control of Congress?

Roy Cooper in Charlotte August 9, 2017
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Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed legislation approved by Republicans during this week's special session that alters North Carolina ballot language for constitutional referenda and a state Supreme Court race this fall.

The Conversation: Millennials Are Over US Domination Of World Affairs

Jul 27, 2018
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COMMENTARY:

Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 1996, see America’s role in the 21st-century world in ways that, as a recently released study shows, are an intriguing mix of continuity and change compared to prior generations.

New ads target Republican Mark Harris, who beat U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger the May primary.
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A national Democratic group is spending more money in the 9th Congressional District election, hoping Democrats can wrest the seat from Republicans this November. 

The Republican National Convention will utilize the Spectrum Center in uptown Charlotte.
Zuri Berry / WFAE

From the very beginning, Charlotte was the favorite to win the bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.

That’s according to the RNC’s site selection committee chairman Ron Kaufman, who worked with each of the bid cities through the selection process that came to a close on Friday.

The Republican National Committee formally picked Charlotte today for its 2020 convention. And that's despite considerable hesitation from some of Charlotte's city leaders. Dallas Woodhouse, the executive director for the North Carolina Republican Party, spoke with WFAE’s Nick de la Canal for “All Things Considered” about this tension from Austin, Texas.

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The Republican National Committee has officially chosen Charlotte as its host city for its 2020 national convention today in Austin, Texas.

Charlotte has been selected for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
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The site selection committee for the Republican National Committee has chosen Charlotte as its host city for its 2020 national convention, according to multiple media reports.

Mayor Vi Lyles speaks during Monday's special council meeting to vote on the city's bid for the Republican National Convention in 2020.
David Boraks / WFAE

After a debate that Mayor Vi Lyles called one of the most difficult of her career, a divided Charlotte City Council voted 6 to 5 Monday to support the city's bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention. The council's endorsement comes as the Republican National Committee prepares to meet in Austin, Texas this week to choose between Charlotte and Las Vegas.

Former state Senator Malcolm Graham was among a number of Democrats that were voicing opposition to the bid for the Republican National Convention.
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Leaders of several Democratic groups predicted protests and other forms of unrest if Charlotte hosts the Republican National Convention in 2020. The groups held a press conference Monday in front of the Government Center to voice their opposition to the city's bid.

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