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President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
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President Donald Trump's appearance in South Carolina last night was billed as a campaign rally for Governor Henry McMaster before today's Republican primary runoff against challenger John Warren.  Trump did call McMaster to the stage briefly, but the event mostly was a chance for the president to tout his own achievements before a crowd of faithful supporters.

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The Supreme Court is choosing not to take on North Carolina's case on partisan redistricting for now.

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President Donald J. Trump will join South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster at a campaign rally in Columbia Monday evening. McMaster is facing John Warren in a Republican primary runoff, which will take place on Tuesday.

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Transgender plaintiffs who think the compromise that replaced North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" is still discriminatory are heading back to court.

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The North Carolina House is expected to take up two overrides of Governor Roy Cooper's vetoes today.

The Conversation: 9 Essential Reads On The Supreme Court And Gerrymandering

Jun 20, 2018

On June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court kicked a closely watched case on gerrymandering back to the lower court.

Gerrymandering – where states are carved up into oddly shaped electoral districts favoring one political party over another – has ignited debates in a number of states, including North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

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President Trump will be in South Carolina next Monday campaigning for Governor Henry McMaster's bid for a full term.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
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Mecklenburg County has a new budget that includes a tax increase and a slight boost in pay for teachers.  Commissioners approved the spending plan last night. 

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on two closely watched gerrymandering cases Monday but sidestepped the main issue — whether it's illegal to draw districts to give an unfair advantage to one party.  Experts say the issues could be more clear cut in a North Carolina case pending before the court. Justices could announce as early as next week if they plan to hear the case this fall.

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The Trump administration is catching heat from both Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina who say the government should not be separating migrant children from their families at the border.

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