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Trump set to announce nominee for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump is ready to announce his choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, one of the most consequential moves of his young administration and a decision with ramifications that could long outlast his time in office.

DeVos clears committee vote, faces plagiarism accusation

Murray said Tuesday that many of DeVos's responses "look copied and pasted from previous statements."

US says 872 ‘hardship’ case refugees to come in

A senior U.S. official says 872 refugees will be allowed into the United States this week despite the Trump administration executive order suspending the U.S. refugees program.

House Speaker Paul Ryan backs refugee and immigration ban

House Speaker Paul Ryan has given a strong defense of President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban.

US wages, benefits rise in 4th quarter

Wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers grew at a steady pace in the fourth quarter.

Trump fires acting attorney general

President Donald Trump has fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she announced she would not defend his controversial immigration order.

Boy Scouts will allow transgender children into programs

A spokeswoman for the organization says it made the decision based on states and communities changing how gender is defined.

Obama backs protests erupting in response to Trump policies

“President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country,” said Kevin Lewis, Obama’s new spokesman.

George HW Bush is released from Houston hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for pneumonia for more than two weeks.

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New Hanover County Commissioners approve new $53 million government center

New Hanover County will be getting a new government center after a vote by county commissioners Tuesday evening.

Wilmington City Council approves WWII Heritage signs, Rail Trail master plan

The city famous for hosting the annual Azalea Festival received the distinction in 2020 of becoming America's first World War II Heritage City. Leaders voted Tuesday night to ensure anyone driving into the city is aware of that.

West Brunswick girls basketball falls to Ashley in season opener

The Ashley Screamin' Eagles used a 21 point halftime lead on Tuesday night to approve to 4-1 on the year beating West Brunswick, 68-44.

UNCW comeback falls short in back to back with Towson

Visiting UNCW stormed back from a 15-point deficit with five minutes left to pull within one possession, but came up short in a 78-74 loss as Towson swept an early-week Colonial Athletic Association series on Tuesday at SECU Arena.