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A woman was shot to death by her boyfriend in north Charlotte early Wednesday morning.

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Charlotte Fire Department hazmat crews are working to stabilize the scene where a tractor trailer carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline overturned on Mount Holly Road, near Interstate 485, Wednesday afternoon.

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and founder of Square
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is appearing before a House committee as the social media company faces intense scrutiny from both sides of the aisle. Conservatives have accused Twitter of censoring prominent voices on the right, while liberals have taken the company to task for what they say is a failure to police hate speech on the platform.

After a sometimes raucous day of opening statements on Tuesday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing his first round of questioning from Senators on Wednesday. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee want to know about Kavanaugh's position on a range of issues including abortion, healthcare and presidential power. The nominee also faces questions about his time working in the Bush administration and his time working under independent counsel Ken Starr.

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The state has now missed two deadlines to begin the process of printing absentee ballots for November’s election, as courts consider how to deal with congressional boundaries and constitutional amendments. 

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A group that honors Confederate veterans has placed flowers at the base of the recently toppled Confederate statue known as "Silent Sam," which formerly stood on the main campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The North Carolina 9th Congressional District is seen here in green.
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For decades a Republican stronghold, North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District is in play this year. The district, which stretches from the affluent neighborhoods of southeast Charlotte's "wedge" across rural counties that reach east of Fayetteville over 140 miles away, supported President Trump by almost 12 points in 2016. But Democrat Dan McCready is garnering national attention as the candidate with a chance to end the district's streak of Republican control.  

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As students went back to school in Mecklenberg County and around the state today, North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson said he’s trying to reduce mandatory testing for younger students this year.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Two men have been arrested and charged with the murder of a woman in southwest Charlotte that occurred late Saturday night.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating two separate shootings that occurred overnight.

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