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From: INDY Week
Biden Visits Durham, Stops For Milkshakes At Cook Out
The Biden campaign passed through Durham on wheels.

Spinning down Old Sharon Road Sunday afternoon, the Democratic presidential candidate’s motorcade glided by expectant Durhamites
From: ABC11 Raleigh-Durham
Joe Biden holds drive-in rally in Durham to encourage North Carolina voters as early voting remains underway
Biden and his granddaughter Finnegan arrived at RDU around 12:40 p.m. and were greeted by Gov. Roy Cooper.
From: The Daily Tar Heel
Federal court ruling requires witness signature on absentee ballots in North Carolina
After months of deliberation, a Wednesday federal ruling will now require a witness signature on all absentee ballots, even if the voter confirms...
White House Supports Herd Immunity Plan That Could Kill 3 Million People in America
White House advisors cited the "Great Barrington Declaration" as a reason to fully reopen businesses and schools....
From: The News & Observer
Trailing in polls, Trump insists he’ll win NC, re-election during visit to Greenville
Facing a large deficit in the polls with less than three weeks until Election Day, President Donald Trump returned to North Carolina on Thursday...
From: Sightline Institute
Rejected absentee numbers are within the state’s margin of victory—and could tip the Electoral College balance...
From: Cardinal & Pine
Early Voting is Underway in North Carolina. Here’s Everything You Need to Know.
The early voting period allows for same-day registration and voting, running from Oct. 15-31. It is one of the great perks of voting in NC....
From: WCNC
Gov. Cooper, Lt. Gov. Forest participate in North Carolina Gubernatorial Debate
North Carolina's response to the COVID-19 pandemic was one of the major topics of discussion at the hour-long debate....
From: The Charlotte Observer
As President Trump visits NC, Joe Biden begins to inch ahead in recent polls
After weeks of polls showing them in a virtual tie, Democrat Joe Biden appears to be edging ahead of President Donald Trump in North Carolina.
From: Cardinal & Pine
Thom Tillis Heads Back to Washington for Supreme Court Hearing
Thom Tillis announced his coronavirus diagnosis Oct. 2, but returned for the SCOTUS hearings a day after being cleared by his doctor....
From: NPR
North Carolina Lawmakers Split On Absentee Ballot Rules After 2018 Election Scandal
With hundreds of thousands of North Carolina absentee ballots in the mail, Democrats and Republicans there are still fighting over the rules on how to...
From: Forbes
Today's 2020 Election Polls: Biden, Cunningham Maintain Leads In Battleground North Carolina
Biden leads by 2.7 points on average in polls in North Carolina, a state that went to Trump by 3.6 points in 2016. ...
From: Dogwood
FBI Agent: Groups Discussed Kidnapping Virginia Governor
Members of anti-government paramilitary groups discussed kidnapping Virginias governor during a June meeting....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Want Non-Controversial Pimento Cheese? We’ve Got You and Your Crackers Covered.
North Carolina producers of pimento cheese are growing in popularity over recent controversy regarding the owner of SC's Palmetto Cheese....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Laptop Shortages Across US Widen Education Gap Even More
Families struggle to afford laptops, even in school districts that promised to buy each child a device....
From: Dogwood
Move Over Murder Hornets. Venomous 'Puss Caterpillars' Are Taking Over.
BLACKSBURG- This fall, you might see some tiny, toupee-like caterpillars crawling around trees or shrubs across Virginia....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Cunningham Moves Forward with US Senate Campaign
The Democratic US Senate candidate looks to refocus his campaign after a turbulent week in the pivotal race....
From: The Americano
5 Reasons the LGBTQ Community Loves Kamala Harris
With the addition of the California Senator, Joe Biden has assembled the most pro-equality presidential ticket in U.S. history....
Study Finds Trump Is the Leading Source of COVID-19 Misinformation
Thirty-eight percent of the over 1 million articles with coronavirus misinformation featured the president....
From: Queen City Nerve
'Fragile Democracy' Tells of Struggle for Voting Rights in NC
As documented in Fragile Democracy, arguments over who deserves to vote are tied to struggles over whose interests government should serve....
What Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Could Mean for Your Reproductive Rights
Critics of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are worried about what her confirmation will mean for the future of family planningparticularly...
From: Cardinal & Pine
‘They’re Coming for You’: The Five Takeaways for NC From Harris-Pence Debate
Inside the only vice presidential debate, and what NC should take away from two very different candidates in Kamala Harris and Mike Pence....
From: The Americano
Trump Speculates Gold Star Families Could Have Given Him COVID-19
President Trump says Gold Star families could be the reason why he contracted COVID-19, saying they got too close to him....
From: Sightline Institute
North Carolina's Witness Rule Favors White Voters - Sightline Institute
North Carolina's ballot witness rule contributes to Black voters' absentee ballots being more likely to be rejected....
From: The Coastland Times
Judge delays ruling on North Carolina absentee ballot procedure - The Coastland Times
A federal judge leveled sharp criticism on Wednesday against a procedure giving North Carolina voters more leeway to fix witness problems on absentee...
Battleground 2020: North Carolina's Suburbs
Suburbs could be make or break in the presidential election...
Trump Administration Knew What It Was Doing With Its Child-Separation Policy, Watchdog Report Says
The Justice Department's inspector general found that Jeff Sessions and others actively encouraged the 2018 child-separation policy....
From: The Copper Courier
Trump Abruptly Ends COVID Relief Talks Only to Later Tweet Demands for More Aid
The president may want to undo his decision to end COVID stimulus talks until after the election, but analysts say Biden would be better for the...
From: Cardinal & Pine
With Thousands of Ballots in Limbo, Federal Judge Delays Ruling on NC Absentee Ballots
Voting rights advocates say that NC is running out of time before Election Day to decide what to do with thousands of absentee ballots....
From: Forbes
More Than 4 Million People Have Already Voted In The Election, 50 Times This Point In 2016
With four weeks left to go until the election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, more than 4 million Americans have already cast their vote....
From: North Carolina Health News
Voters in long-term care could face difficulty
An octogenarians story shows the many obstacles to voting in long-term care facilities in the 2020 election....
From: Cardinal & Pine
'We Are Going to Do This Together’: Jill Biden Calls For Unity, Touts Joe Biden’s Resilience in NC Visit
JIll Biden had a busy day in NC Tuesday, speaking with veterans and holding rallies in Greenville and Fayetteville....
WATCH: Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Sound Off on the Potential Repeal of the ACA
Up to 133 million Americans have pre-existing conditions covered by the Affordable Care Act...
From: Cardinal & Pine
Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.
The care President Trump is likely to receive will set him apart from most Americans...
Trump Appointee Pressured CDC to Alter Report on COVID-19 Risks in Children
Political operative requested changes that downplayed the risks of COVID-19 to children as schools...
Stripper Polls: The Racy Voting PSA That's Actually All About The Issues
An Atlanta director says no one is engaging with Black men about the upcoming election...
From: Inside Climate News
Governor Roy Cooper Led North Carolina to Act on Climate Change. Will That Help Him Win a 2nd Term?
A fierce effort to flip a Republican-led legislature, a closely watched Senate race and a tight presidential contest make North Carolina a political...
From: North Carolina Health News
Getting out the vote in jail, during a pandemic
In the autumn of a normal election year, Zion Lemelle would gather the requisite voter registration forms and absentee ballot requests...
From: U.S. News
Judge OK’s North Carolina plan to ease absentee voting rules
A North Carolina judge has decided to allow the state to move forward with a settlement reached last week to ease certain absentee ballot voting...
From: WRAL
Thom Tillis says only mild symptoms remain after COVID diagnosis
U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis says he is doing well after experiencing mild symptoms following a positive coronavirus test.
From: WRAL News
Trump says poll watchers can combat election fraud, but crowds of people monitoring NC polling sites aren't allowed
President Donald Trump continues to suggest the upcoming election will be rife with fraud and that his supporters need to...
From: The Hill
GOP Sen. Thom Tillis tests positive for coronavirus
Sen. Thom Tillis (N.C.) said on Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second GOP senator...
From: Courier
President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for Coronavirus
Trump has held multiple events without masks or social distancing, The presidents senior adviser, Hope Hicks, also tested positive.
From: NPR
'Unhinged,' 'Predictable': What Undecided Debate Watchers Thought Of Candidates
Undecided voters are typically the target of presidential debates, but it's unclear whether Tuesday night's...
From: The Star Tribune
Here's the reality behind Trump's claims about mail voting
President Donald Trump continued his assault on the integrity of the U.S. elections during the first presidential debate Tuesday...
From: Carolina Coast Online
Federal judge questions North Carolina absentee rule change
A federal judge said Wednesday that a North Carolina elections board directive making it easier for voters to fix witness deficiencies...
From: The Gander
Trump Called Racial Sensitivity Trainings ‘Racist’ and ‘Radical.’ Here’s What Actually Happens in Them.
While refusing to condemn white supremacists and right-wing militias at Tuesday night’s debate, President Trump misled the American public...