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Jail clerical error acknowledged in church shooting gun buy

An employee at the Lexington County jail entered the wrong information into a database of South Carolina arrests, allowing the man charged with killing nine people at a Charleston church to buy the gun authorities say was used in the attack.

Pentagon readying plan to lift transgender ban

The Associated Press has learned that Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.

Federal trial in North Carolina voting rights case under way

As a voting rights trial on a 2013 North Carolina law begins, early arguments and testimony are focusing on whether Republican state lawmakers illegally weakened minority voters' ability to participate in the political process.

Justice Dept.: Food companies risk prosecution for outbreaks

Following a deadly listeria outbreak in ice cream, the Justice Department is warning food companies that they could face criminal and civil penalties if they inadvertently poison their customers.

Jacksonville man charged in Fayetteville shooting death

Fayetteville police have charged a Jacksonville man with first-degree murder in the weekend shooting death of his brother-in-law.

Walker to remind voters of union wins as he enters 2016 race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has announced on social media that he's running for president, tweeting "I'm in."

EU drug regulator starts safety review of HPV vaccines

The European Medicines Agency says it has started a review of cervical cancer vaccines to see if they are linked to two rare conditions, but emphasized it hasn't changed its recommendations for how the shots should be used.

Federal trial in NC voting rights case scheduled to begin

A voting rights trial stemming from three federal lawsuits challenging provisions of a 2013 North Carolina law is getting under way.

Twenty-two players win from $10,000 to $2 million this week

Since last Wednesday, twenty-two lucky lottery players have celebrated wins of $10,000 to $2 million.

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Colorado school district investigating claims that teachers taped masks to students’ faces

School officials are investigating allegations that some students were made to tape their masks to their faces.

Sunset Beach councilwoman resigns during meeting over ‘lack of transparency’ and ‘skewed ethics’

Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Jan Harris dramatically announced her resignation from the council Tuesday morning effective immediately.

Video captures dozens of sharks feeding below Surf City pier

While we all know sharks live in the ocean, capturing a close encounter with them is a neat experience.

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher adding new otters to exhibit

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will soon expand its otter exhibit.