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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Joe Biden may have one of his best chances for a Southern victory in North Carolina, where he stands to benefit from a mild-mannered Democratic governor praised for his balanced approach to controlling the coronavirus.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Even though most seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible, it isn’t always easy — especially for those facing mobility issues. But organizations like Habitat for Humanity are helping make existing homes more senior-friendly.

RALEIGH — The new election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District seat — required because last year’s contest was deemed tainted by a Republican political operative’s ballot collection efforts — is expected to cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million, the State Board of Elections said Friday.

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Supreme Court is re-evaluating whether forcing sex offenders to be perpetually tracked by GPS-linked devices, sometimes for the rest of their lives, is justified or a Constitution-violating unreasonable search.

RALEIGH — Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina’s flagship university.

Students hoisted "Stand United" signs. They chanted "''Hey, hey, ho, ho - the NRA has got to go" outside the White House. Others read the names of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High victims aloud in a somber tribute.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Trump administration is once again calling for the elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the homes of low-income families warm. And once again, program supporters are vowing to fight it.