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Clinton: America faces ‘moment of reckoning’

Accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination, she tried to do what her husband did for her in his own address Tuesday night – humanize herself by telling personal stories and showing glimmers of her personality. She shared an often-not seen personal side, talking about her late mother, her daughter and grandchildren. And she rallied the crowd with details from her broad policy portfolio.

Politics & Government

Tillis helped create ‘discriminatory’ law, but ruling on it likely won’t hurt him

If a court ruling on North Carolina’s voter ID law sparks a backlash against Republicans, time and distance are on U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis’ side – though he’s one of the controversial law’s most ardent defenders and he cited the protracted legal battle over the measure as one of the reasons he voted against Attorney General Loretta Lynch during last year’s confirmation hearings.

Politics & Government

North Carolina lawmakers tiptoe around NATO concerns

NATO will soon play a crucial role in stamping out the overseas threat posed by the Islamic State. North Carolina lawmakers have been cautious not to rail against an anti-alliance message by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump while highlighting the importance and value of the multinational relationship. Maintaining a careful balance between public support and quiet opposition has become an art form in the 2016 presidential election.

Politics & Government

In a purple state, will Clinton’s coattails help or hurt candidates?

Down-ballot Democrats in North Carolina, like gubernatorial hopeful Roy Cooper and U.S. Senate challenger Deborah Ross, could benefit from Hillary Clinton’s sizable presidential campaign investments in one of the South’s most important swing states. Clinton has launched a much larger field operation and voter turnout campaign in N.C. than Donald Trump has, and supporters say she’s positioned to help statewide Democrats on the ballot in November.

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South Florida cases suggest Zika now likely a part of our daily lives

The determination that four Zika cases in South Florida were the result of bites from local mosquitoes means that the virus has established itself in the U.S. mosquito population and will be tough to eradicate. Like dengue fever, chikungunya, and West Nile fever that were once seen only as exotic tropical diseases, Zika likely now will become a regular part of U.S. public health concerns

Politics & Government

Clinton charges out of convention, into battle with Trump

The Democratic presidential nominee – who joked that she stayed up late after the Democratic National Convention and was running on a caffeine infusion – used a rally here to open the general election, taking direct aim at Republican rival Donald Trump’s appeal to working-class voters and his promise to bring jobs back to communities still struggling to recover from the economic downturn.

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Why do so many Washington state teens kill themselves?

An average of two kids kill themselves every week in Washington state. Officials are creating plans to prevent more suicides, but Washington state remains ranked among the highest in depressed teens in the nation, where 1 of every 9 adolescents aged 12 to 17 report a major depressive episode.

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Car crashes through Arlington home

Members of the Gerardo Caracheo family were lucky to avoid injury or death when a car careened off of Southeast Parkway, through their backyard and in to their house.
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Car crashes through Arlington home 0:33

Car crashes through Arlington home

Shooting victim's memoir examines the crime that took a friend's life 23 years ago 3:12

Shooting victim's memoir examines the crime that took a friend's life 23 years ago

Police rescue robbery suspect from burning car in Fort Worth 0:53

Police rescue robbery suspect from burning car in Fort Worth

Texas Law Hawk Bryan Wilson 3:03

Texas Law Hawk Bryan Wilson