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In NC, the Messy Election Isn't Over

Winner of governor's race is still unclear

(Newser) - While Americans have known for two weeks who their next president will be, residents of North Carolina still have no idea about their next governor. The Washington Post describes the mess: Incumbent Republican Pat McCrory led Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 4,000 votes with 4.2 million cast on... More »

'Trump Train' May Have Left NC Gov. Behind

It's still too close to call

(Newser) - The Trump train that carried Republicans to victory all over the South may have left one car behind in North Carolina—Gov. Pat McCrory, who trailed by a few thousand votes Thursday in a still too-close-to-call race that played out amid anger over the state's transgender bathroom law. The... More »

Duke Players Cleared

NC attorney general characterizes prosecutor as excessive zealous

(Newser) - Three Duke lacrosse players charged with raping and kidnapping a stripper 13 months ago were finally exonerated today when all the remaining charges against  them were dropped. Roy Cooper, North Carolina's attorney general, accused Mike Nifong, the district attorney who brought the charges—and then withheld DNA evidence of the... More »

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