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  • Trump Accusers Open Up to Megyn Kelly: ‘Left Me Feeling Very Gross, Very Dirty’

    12/11/2017 8:56:13 AM PST · by be-baw · 162 replies
    Mediate ^ | December 11, 2017 | Joe DePaolo
    Three women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct came together to share their stories with Megyn Kelly. On Monday’s edition of Megyn Kelly Today, Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks spoke to Kelly about a man who they deem to be — in the words of Leeds — “a pevert.” “It was heartbreaking,” Holvey said of Trump being elected after she, Leeds, and Crooks came forward. Holvey added, “For us to put ourselves out there to show America who this man is and especially how he views women, and for them to say ‘We don’t care,’...
  • GOP senator joins calls for ethics probe if Moore wins Senate election

    12/07/2017 2:15:34 PM PST · by detective · 69 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/7/17 | Avery Anapol
    Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said Thursday that if Roy Moore is elected to the Senate next week, there should be an ethics investigation into the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against him. Tillis said on Buzzfeed's "AM to DM" Twitter morning show that he thinks an investigation should take place before the chamber moves to expel Moore or take other action.
  • Remains of missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl found, authorities say

    12/02/2017 5:21:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 2, 2017 | Fox News/AP
    Investigators have recovered a body in a creek believed to be 3-year-old Mariah Woods, officials said Saturday. District Attorney Ernie Lee told reporters that divers recovered the body in neighboring Pender County, about 25 miles from Mariah's home in Jacksonville. He added that they were awaiting a medical examiner's report to determine the official cause of death. The body was found hours after Earl Kimrey, the live-in boyfriend of Mariah's mother, was arrested and held on $1 million bond. He is charged with concealing of death, obstruction of justice, second-degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen property. Prosecutors are...
  • Missing North Carolina girl presumed dead, authorities say

    12/02/2017 5:34:26 AM PST · by bgill · 47 replies
    msn ^ | Dec. 2, 2017 | Bradford Betz
    Authorities in North Carolina say they have arrested a suspect in connection with the disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, a girl whom they believe is probably dead. Earl Kimrey, 32, believed to be the boyfriend of the child's mother, was apprehended Friday, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department and FBI announced early Saturday. The Jacksonville, N.C., girl went missing late Saturday, prompting her father, Alex Woods, to question his ex-wife’s statement about the girl's whereabouts.
  • DACA Supporters Plan Huge Push

    11/26/2017 3:51:24 PM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Valley News (McClatchy) ^ | 11/23/2017 | Franco Ordonez, Emily Cadei And Andrea Drusch
    With prospects dimming for a deal this year to prevent young immigrants brought the to U.S. as children from deportation, sympathetic groups are planning a big push over the next few weeks to force the issue back to the top of Washington’s agenda. Activists see their December bid as their last, best shot to save 800,000 young immigrants protected by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. They face a tough challenge, with the White House distracted by tax reform and Congress reluctant to act quickly to save the program. [SNIP] The multiple initiatives to save the...
  • Which college teams visited the White House, and who stayed home?

    11/19/2017 1:37:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael Moates
    President Trump hosted the National Collegiate Athletic Association champion sports teams at the White House on Friday - or most of them, that is. The event began with the student athletes meeting President Trump in the Rose Garden for photos. "A lot of great athletes," Trump told the press pool. The Marine Corps Marching Band played nearby from the South Lawn, as President Trump joked with athletes, meeting them in groups. When talking with the Ohio State men's volleyball team, the president was seen jokingly smacking a volleyball in the air. While interacting with the West Virginia rifle team in...
  • Accused ISIS recruiter pleads guilty to fraud, tax charges

    11/14/2017 12:57:10 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 11/13/2017 | Cullen Browder
    Raleigh, N.C. — A Fayetteville man who the FBI says was a recruiter for Islamic State forces pleaded guilty Monday to federal fraud and tax charges. Houcine Becher Ghoul, 43, pleaded guilty to lying on his application for U.S. citizenship and two counts of tax fraud. He faces up to 16 years in prison when he is sentenced in February. Ghoul, a native of Tunisia, admitted to lying when asked on his citizenship application whether he supported a terrorist organization, and he also married several women in an attempt to obtain citizenship. The tax charges are for not reporting all...
  • Charlotte air traffic controller arrested for having weapon of mass destruction

    11/11/2017 1:24:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    WGHP ^ | 11/11/17
    An air traffic controller at Charlotte Douglas International Airport was arrested Friday for having a weapon of mass destruction, a source told WSOC.Paul Dandan was working in the Charlotte Douglas airport at the time of his arrest, sources say.Dandan had some kind of explosive, which was not at the airport, sources say.Dandan’s roommate was arrested for having bomb-making materials, which were not at the airport.The Federal Aviation Administration has terminated Dandan’s access to the airport.Read more at WSOC.
  • Charges dropped for 3 people accused of toppling Confederate monument in Durham

    11/10/2017 10:56:20 AM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    WRAL ^ | 11.09.17 | staff reporter
    Durham, N.C. — Charges for three people who are accused of toppling a Confederate monument in downtown Durham have been dropped, according to their defense attorney. According to defense attorney Scott Holmes, charges were dropped against Aaron Alexander Caldwell, Myles Spigner and Taylor Cook, citing that probable cause exists, but there was not enough evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. On Aug. 14, a group of protesters tore the statue of a Confederate soldier down after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., ended with one woman dead and almost two dozen injured.
  • North Carolina: Muslim used ice cream truck to lure, sexually assault boys

    11/05/2017 6:24:41 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/05/2017 | Robert Spencer
    In Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Islamic world, this kind of behavior is broadly tolerated. Women are so devalued, men look to other men and boys for sexual pleasure. Also, the Qur’an promises not just virgins to the blessed, but boys like “scattered pearls”: Man used ice cream truck to lure, sexually assault children in North Carolina, police say,” Fox News, November 4, 2017 (thanks to David): A North Carolina man is accused of using an ice cream truck in October to lure and sexually assault at least two young boys, according to police. Isam Fathee Mohamed Rahmah, 51, of...
  • NC State school song criticized for including the word 'Dixie'

    11/02/2017 9:54:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 2, 2017 | Amber Wible
    North Carolina State University’s student body president recently penned an op-ed complaining about the “racial implications” of including the word “Dixie” in the school’s Alma Mater song. Jackie Gonzalez, who was elected student body president for the 2017-18 school year, begins her op-ed in The Technician by introducing her identity, explaining that she is writing as a both “a student leader and person of color at a predominately white institution.”
  • Officials consider bond for quicker I-87

    10/28/2017 5:09:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Elizabeth City Daily Advance ^ | October 1, 2017 | Jon Hawley
    North Carolinians agreed to borrow $2 billion last year to support higher education and infrastructure. Should they borrow a similar amount to more quickly build Interstate 87 and other important roads? Some local officials say yes. For more than a year, Interstate 87 has been a burning issue for elected officials in Pasquotank and surrounding counties. Creating that road from Raleigh to the Virginia state line would cost more than $1.3 billion, based on early estimates, and it could take decades to develop. Just widening U.S. Highway 17 to interstate standards from northern Pasquotank through Camden may cost almost $187...
  • North Carolina Governor: Businesses Must Allow Men in Women’s Bathrooms (Insanity)

    10/23/2017 8:27:09 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    https://www.onenewsnow.com ^ | October 22, 2017 | Michael Haverluck
    Gov. Roy Cooper (D-N.C.) signed an executive order Thursday that forces businesses throughout North Carolina to allow men to use women’s restrooms – as well as permit women in men’s restrooms. The left-leaning governor’s LGBT-friendly order officially makes “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” protected classes, and businesses that do not comply can suffer the consequences financially.
  • North Carolina governor signs order forcing businesses to allow men to enter women’s bathrooms

    10/19/2017 11:10:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 10/19/17 | Claire Chretien
    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order yesterday making “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” protected classes, forcing businesses to allow men in women’s restrooms and vice versa. The order applies to employment in state government and the provision of government services, including programs and services concerning public safety, health, and welfare. In order to be awarded a state contract or grant, a business will have to comply with the pro-transgender order. Public facilities must also allow men to use women’s restrooms in accordance with their “gender identity.”   Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of NC Values Coalition, called...
  • Judge nominee opposed by Congressional Black Caucus heads toward confirmation

    10/19/2017 10:03:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Thomas Farr moved one step closer to being a U.S. District judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina on Thursday over protests from the Congressional Black Caucus and several progressive groups who say he has worked to defend discriminatory laws. The SenateJudiciary Committee voted down party lines, 11 to 9, to clear Mr. Farr for a confirmation vote with the full Senate. But before the committee’s vote on Thursday, the top ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California voiced opposition to the North Carolina attorney, citing the Congressional Black Caucus’ letter to the committee alleging Mr. Farr has worked...
  • Murder Charge Dropped For Teen Accused Of Decapitating Mother "Because I Felt Like It"

    10/17/2017 6:10:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/12/17 | Crimesider Staff
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina teenager accused of decapitating his mother is psychotic and won't be prosecuted on a murder charge, his attorney said Wednesday. A judge ordered 19-year-old Oliver Funes Machada involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital after a series of mental health evaluations, including those by state experts, defense attorney Boyd Sturges said. Machada was ruled incompetent to proceed with his case. "This is consistent with what our position is," Sturges said. "We feel that Mr. Machada is very, very seriously deranged. And clearly he's psychotic, and we think the state's correct."   Sturges said the...
  • Murder charge dropped for [illegal] teen who beheaded mother because he ‘felt like it’

    10/12/2017 3:10:59 PM PDT · by Hadean · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 12, 2017 | Minyvonne Burke
    A North Carolina teen who decapitated his mother and then walked outside carrying her head had murder charges against him dropped. Authorities dismissed the charge on Wednesday saying Oliver Funes-Machada isn't mentally competent to stand trial. "Specifically, could he appreciate the charges against him and participate in his defense," District Attorney Michael D. Waters said in a statement to WRAL. "The mental health professionals there determined he could not at this time." Funes-Machada, 19, was ordered by a judge to be committed to a state psychiatric hospital. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement previously said Funes-Machada, from Honduras, was in the...
  • Trump country responds to national anthem protests

    10/11/2017 2:41:40 PM PDT · by leaymane · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 6, 2017 | Daniel Allott
    When Matt Walker played baseball for the Fayetteville SwampDogs, a collegiate summer team in the Coastal Plain League, his manager offered him and his teammates a lot of advice on how to conduct themselves on the field. Walker and his young teammates, who were trying to land a spot on a major league roster, typically played before crowds of 2,000 to 3,000 people, often in military towns. Fayetteville, in the North Carolina Sandhills, is located only 20 minutes from Fort Bragg, the largest military installation in the world. A majority of the fans, Walker said, were either in the military...
  • Raleigh city council candidate’s billboard defaced with racist graffiti

    10/10/2017 5:51:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    wncn.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | CBS North Carolina and Michael Hyland
    A campaign billboard for a Raleigh city council candidate was spray painted with racist graffiti sometime Thursday night or Friday morning. A billboard for Zainab Baloch had the words “SAND N*****” and “TRUMP” with what also appeared to an attempt at a swastika painted on one side. The billboard is located in front of land being cleared for mosque on Louisburg Road just south of Interstate 540. Baloch said she is hurt by the incident but going to use this as a platform for discussion. “It was just emotional. It was disheartening. It hurt, especially because we’ve been working so...
  • A $9 Billion Highway That Promises to Pay for Itself

    10/10/2017 5:17:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Citylab ^ | September 26, 2017 | Andrew Zaleski
    Last Thursday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan unveiled a $9 billion project to widen three of the state’s most heavily trafficked highways: I-270, I-495—also known as the Capital Beltway—and MD-295, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. What the governor’s office dubbed the Traffic Relief Plan involves constructing two express toll lanes each way—or four total toll lanes—to all three highways. Widening the Capital Beltway and the section of I-270 connecting the growing commuter-city of Frederick to Washington, D.C., would cost an estimated $7.6 billion, which the state expects to be financed via public-private partnerships: Private companies would build and maintain the new toll lanes,...