Mueller's Office Disputes BuzzFeed Report That Trump Told Cohen To Lie To Congress

Updated Jan. 19 at 1:05 p.m. ET The office of special counsel Robert Mueller made a rare statement on Friday night to dispute the report by BuzzFeed News that President Trump had instructed his former lawyer to lie to Congress. The Justice Department announcement appeared not quite 24 hours after the explosive story from Thursday night. Although it didn't go into detail, the response suggested the story didn't correctly reflect the special counsel's dealings with Trump's ex-fixer. "BuzzFeed's...

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Events are planned around Charlotte this weekend to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 90 this week. Among them is a full day of programming at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in uptown featuring film screenings, art-making workshops, and community discussions.

WFAEats: Why So Salty?

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While making a simple dinner the other evening I reached for the salt and was faced with a conundrum: Which of the six within reach to pick? Cajun or Kosher? Celtic or Cornish with lemon and thyme? Gray, pink, or black from the Dead Sea?

That got me thinking about why we love salt – and sometimes acquire it in an aspirational fashion, like designer shoes or handbags.

A North Carolina police officer who was fired after being accused of yanking a woman out of her car and slamming her face-first to the ground has been found guilty of using unreasonable force against her.

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Police have arrested four people in the death of a man during an armed robbery.

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North Carolina education officials say a software error caused some students around the state to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year.

A federal judge has chastised election officials in North Carolina who let a Korean woman with a green card vote in three elections.

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

New rules for e-scooters but revisions are likely in Charlotte. The city quickly finds ways to spend the $50 million approved in a bond for affordable housing, so financial institutions are kicking in $70 million more. Passengers and crew from US Airways flight 1549, the one that ended in the Hudson, come to Charlotte to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a miracle. Plus an update on the 9th Congressional District probe. Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters details those and other stories.

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A Mecklenburg County judge declared a mistrial in a murder case Thursday after a member of the jury went into premature labor as deliberations were set to resume.

Barry Duckworth of Sherrills Ford spoke during a public meeting Thursday about coal ash at Duke Energy's Marshall Steam Station on Lake Norman.
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More than 500 people packed into a school gym in Catawba County Thursday night for a public meeting about how state regulators should require Duke Energy to clean up coal ash at nearby Marshall Steam Station.

It wasn't supposed to be a public hearing, but people demanded to be heard.

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Cannabidiol — or CBD as it's known — is gaining popularity in North Carolina and around the country. At least six new CBD stores have opened around Charlotte over the last year, and other restaurants and stores have begun incorporating CBD into their menus. All of them are operating in gray legal territory.

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