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Biden set to formally introduce his national security team

President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to formally announce his national security team to the nation.

Student in custody after shooting, injuring 12-year-old at NC middle school

Henderson County Public Schools and Hendersonville Police Department officials said an area middle school was placed on a Code Yellow lockdown Tuesday morning after a student discharged a firearm on campus, injuring another student.

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim ‘Jeopardy!’ host

“Jeopardy!” says champion contestant Ken Jennings will be the first interim guest for the late Alex Trebek, and the show will try other guest hosts before naming a permanent replacement.

RDU predicts 167,000 Thanksgiving flyers, a drop from 2019

Raleigh-Durham International Airport says that it expects this year’s Thanksgiving holiday traffic to be much lower than it was last year due to the pandemic.

Much NC highway construction halted to ease holiday traffic

North Carolina transportation officials say they’re temporarily halting much construction work along interstates and other major routes to ease congestion for holiday travelers.

Court: Texas, Louisiana can end Planned Parenthood funding

A federal appeals court has ruled that Texas and Louisiana can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood.

Toy safety group releases annual list of top 10 ‘worst’ toys

A toy safety advocacy group has released its annual list of potentially dangerous toys. The “10 Worst Toys” list released Monday by World Against Toys Causing Harm.

‘Thanksgiving Grandma’ keeps up tradition despite COVID loss

An Arizona woman who drew widespread attention after opening her Thanksgiving table to a stranger she accidentally texted has kept the tradition going, despite losing her husband Lonnie to COVID-19.

GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca says late-stage trials showed its vaccine was up to 90% effective as it becomes the third major drug company to report late-stage results for a potential coronavirus vaccine.

Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade, consumption

The coronavirus pandemic has hurt the U.S. seafood industry due to a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species.

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus

A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dueling protests in Raleigh shut down streets by executive mansion

ReOpen NC and some Trump supporters were on one side of Jones Street. Biden supporters and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement were on the opposite side.

Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping. That was a 22% increase over the previous record of $7.4 billion in 2019. Meanwhile, in-person traffic at U.S. retail stores dropped 52%, according to Sensormatic.

1 dead, 14 injured following shooting at SC nightclub

Authorities responded to 7th Lounge just before 1 a.m. Officials say they found several victims.

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim ‘Jeopardy!’ host

Jennings begins taping next week and his first episodes will air on the week of Jan. 11.