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House GOP elects Trump defender Elise Stefanik to No. 3 post

Republicans have vaulted Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership.

House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

Representative Liz Cheney was removed from her post of conference chair in a voice vote, shortly after the closed-door vote came to order. The meeting adjourned by 9:20 a.m. 

Reversing Trump, US restores transgender health protections

The Biden administration says the government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care.

Facebook board upholds Trump ban, just not an indefinite one

Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — at least not yet.

NC’s reddest counties show lower vaccine rates, higher hesitancy

Of the 12 counties in the state where Trump earned at least 75 percent of votes, none have vaccinated at least 40 percent of their adult residents with at least one dose and six have not vaccinated a third of them.

Garland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees

Garland issued a new memorandum to all U.S. attorneys and other Justice Department leaders spelling out the new policies on civil agreements and consent decrees with state and local governments.

Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company rigged the 2020 election.

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago partially closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

An email sent to members said service had been temporarily suspended in the club’s dining room and at its beach club because staff members had recently tested positive.

4 men linked to Proud Boys charged in plot to attack Capitol

Four men described by prosecutors as leaders of the far-right Proud Boys have been indicted on charges that they planned and carried out a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office hosting career fair on Saturday

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is holding a career expo this weekend.

$9M settlement for 2 men wrongfully sent to death row

Lawyers representing two former North Carolina sheriff's deputies have agreed to a $9 million settlement with two half brothers who spent decades behind bars after being wrongfully convicted in the killing of an 11-year-old girl.

Videos show detail of death of inmate at South Carolina jail

In newly released video of the January death of a South Carolina inmate with a history of mental health issues, deputies are seen deploying stun guns repeatedly, kneeling on the man’s neck and back, before he stops moving.

Gov. Cooper lifts capacity & social distancing rules, and most mask mandates

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday announced that the state is completely lifting all mandatory capacity, gathering limits and social distancing requirements, effective immediately.