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France’s Macron denounces violent Paris protest

French President Emmanuel Macron is denouncing violent protesters who attacked police and vandalized a Paris monument, promising they will be "held responsible for their acts."

Leaders praise fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been redrawn dramatically since the dark days of World War I.

“Extremely rare”: Star golfer’s tee shot blinds woman in one eye

A golf fan was blinded in one eye after being hit by a tee shot from American Brooks Koepka last Friday at the Ryder Cup in France.

Trump’s claim that NATO will boost defense spending disputed

President Donald Trump closed out his chaotic two-day visit to NATO Thursday by declaring victory, claiming that member nations caved to his demands to significantly increase defense spending and reaffirming his commitment to the alliance.

U.S. troops mark D-Day anniversary in France

U.S. and other allied troops have joined veterans of the D-Day invasion and families of fallen soldiers to mark 74 years since the massive military operation that change the course of World War II.

Whiteville native travels with UNCC band to France for D-Day remembrance

Members of the UNC Charlotte Marching Band are getting ready for a trip to France -- the only North Carolina school ever invited to represent the United States -- to help mark the 74th anniversary of D-Day.

Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site

Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday.

Defiant Syrians say West hasn’t shaken their resolve

Hundreds of Syrians poured into the streets of Damascus on Saturday, dancing and chanting in defiance of what they called the West's "failure" to shake their nation's resolve with airstrikes that jolted the capital only hours earlier.

Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain

President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses.

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Brunswick County passes budget for FY 2021-2022

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has approved the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

McCrae Dowless pleads guilty to benefit fraud

According to court documents, Dowless, 65, defrauded the Social Security Administration by concealing his work and income while receiving monthly benefits payments. 

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

The bill puts much of that extra money in a savings reserve and an infrastructure construction fund, and makes deeper tax cuts than Republicans originally pitched.

Judge tosses most claims over clearing protesters in DC park

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich said Monday that the claims were speculative and it was premature for the court to conclude whether the actions of law enforcement officers were justified.