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A new option for pain relief in labor is gaining popularity in the United States -- nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. At least five Charlotte-area hospitals now offer it during childbirth.

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In the brightly lit Best Diner in Greensboro, a group of black voters discuss their thoughts about the upcoming presidential election.

Democratic presidential candidates and their surrogates are crisscrossing North Carolina as Super Tuesday draws closer. And they’re doing everything possible to appeal to black voters.

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North Carolina’s photo ID law has suffered a second setback.

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Police in Hickory say a man died after officers used a Taser on him during a struggle Monday.

Terrifying Daytona 500 Crash Sends Ryan Newman To Hospital

Feb 18, 2020
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Newman has barrel-rolled his way through many terrifying crashes over his 20-year NASCAR career. This one, though, caused the sport to pause.

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Police say they’re investigating a fatal shooting late Monday night in west Charlotte.

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It’s Time Out For Sports on WFAE.  This week we’re going to talk about local high school sports and the pros. Joining "All Things Considred" host Gwendolyn Glenn is Langston Wertz Jr., a longtime sportswriter for the Charlotte Observer.

Duke Energy's solar rebates help homeowners, businesses and nonprofits pay for the cost of installation.
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Solar advocates and dozens of consumers are asking state regulators to investigate after Duke Energy's online system for solar rebates crashed shortly after applications opened Jan. 2. 

Love Is In The Air – And Red Wolf Conservationists Are Taking Note

Feb 17, 2020
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Joe Madison, hands in his pockets, eyes the fresh tracks in the sand with keen interest. “They may have been here since this morning,” he says.

Steyer Foundation Mulling SC Investments - After The Primary

Feb 17, 2020
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ahead of this month’s crucial South Carolina primary, Kat Taylor — the wife of presidential candidate Tom Steyer — said that the foundation she runs is interested in considering an investment proposal from one of the state’s largest black church congregations. But she said the foundation wouldn’t act on it until after the primary.

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Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

As the Democratic presidential race shifts to Nevada this week, candidates are beginning to face more diverse electorates, including Nevada's sizable Latino population.

“Duty is the sublimest word in the English language.”

Democratic Hopefuls Now Test Strength Among Minority Voters

Feb 16, 2020
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats’ search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal.

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Updated Feb. 17

Former North Carolina Lt. Gov. Bob Jordan has died at 87. 

Lifesaving Organs For Transplant Go Missing In Transit

Feb 16, 2020
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Police say two people were shot to death just minutes apart early Sunday in southwest Charlotte.

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RALEIGH — An insurance company magnate and two associates go on trial this week on charges they conspired to bribe an elected North Carolina regulator with up to $2 million in campaign money so scrutiny of his businesses would ease.

Ron Rivera
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How much stuff do you accumulate over nine years?

Everyday life has a way of throwing lots of papers, knick-knacks and clothing at us over time. It adds up.

Now imagine you’re an NFL head coach who gets lots of free T-shirts, jackets and shoes, all with the team logo on them. After nine years, it really adds up.

Which is why Ron Rivera decided to have a yard sale Saturday.

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Almost eight years after Charlotte's Eastland Mall was torn down, a massive, new development has finally been planned for the site -- one that will surely bring new life to the area. However, it may also displace two groups that currently occupy the space: one, a homegrown skatepark and the other, a Hispanic flea market.

Donald Trump speaking Wednesday at McGlohon Theatre.
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President Donald Trump will return to Charlotte for a campaign rally one day before the "Super Tuesday" primary election, his campaign announced Friday.

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