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DOJ says IRS must give Trump tax returns to Congress

The committee sued for the records under a federal law that says the Internal Revenue Service “shall furnish” the returns of any taxpayer to a handful of top lawmakers.

Sen. Tillis co-introduces bill to audit CDC mask guidance decision making

Tillis' office says the CDC made the recommendation without providing a clear, verifiable justification for why the science on the Delta variant in July 2021 is supposedly different from the data in May 2021.

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

The Biden administration will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday.

Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential campaign committee fined $21K

A newspaper is reporting that U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential campaign committee has been fined $21,000 by the Federal Election Commission for improperly handling contributions.

Simone Biles makes mental health the talk of the Tokyo Games

Mental health has been a discussion in sports the past year but became the topic of these Olympics when gymnast Simone Biles chose self-care over sporting success.

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

It’s unclear if enough senators will eventually support final passage.

Western wildfires calm down in cool weather, but losses grow

Scientists say the nation’s largest blaze generated its own “fire tornado,” with winds up to 111 mph during the worst of the firefight in Oregon last week.

Campbell’s soup cans are getting their first redesign in about 50 years

Changes include the word "soup" printed in a new font, along with a slanted "O" as a nod to the brand's original label from 1898.

Billy Graham’s grandson hospitalized in critical condition with COVID-19

The grandson of the late Rev. Billy Graham is in intensive care with COVID-19, according to his mother.

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Some struggle with Myrtle Beach heat, while Midwesterners want to move here because of it

Whether they knew it or not, vacationers in downtown Myrtle Beach braved the area’s hottest day of 2021 Friday, with a heat index expected to reach 110.

After board member tests positive for Covid-19, New Hanover school board to meet virtually

The release didn't say which board member tested positive or who had potentially been exposed.

Distress Bandannas being sold to help raise funds for teen driver safety talks

Teen driver safety is a big concern for many parents of new drivers around the Cape Fear. One organization is setting out to tackle the issue and raise awareness for the cause. 

Pair tried to rob someone at knifepoint in Myrtle Beach, police say

Two people allegedly tried to rob someone at knifepoint Friday in Myrtle Beach, according to warrants.