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WASHINGTON — Authorities at a Pentagon mail screening facility found two envelopes suspected of containing ricin, a poison made from castor beans, and turned them over to the FBI for further analysis, officials said Tuesday.

Florence: Evacuations Continue As North Carolina Rivers Rise

Sep 24, 2018
Flooding in the Pee Dee River region in South Carolina.
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BLADENBORO, N.C. — Florence is by no means done swamping the Carolinas, where rivers remain high above flood stage and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes Monday.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wanted a little something more from his offense, which is why he turned to his old boss Norv Turner as the team's new coordinator this season.

Rivera, who once coached under Turner in San Diego, said he got exactly what he was hoping for Sunday.

A truck tries to make its way to Wilmington on Sunday, Sept. 16 despite a road closure.
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BLADENBORO, N.C. — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders.

SPRING LAKE, N.C. — When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void of standing water and debris.

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Three people were killed Thursday morning in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland, officials said.

Floodwaters Inundate Lake At NC Power Plant, Raising Alarm

Sep 20, 2018

Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike at the facility and inundated a large lake, raising concerns of a potential breach.

On Monday night, protesters toppled Confederate statue "Silent Sam" on the UNC Chapel Hill campus.
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Eight people were arrested Saturday following another protest over the toppling of a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina.

The widow of a man fatally shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer has filed a lawsuit against the city of Charlotte, accusing the officer involved of negligence in the death.

The city of Asheville has reached a $650,000 settlement with a black pedestrian whose beating by a white police officer was captured on body camera video.

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