Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.

Speaking of HB2, the words pandering politicians won’t say

If you listen to North Carolina leaders who oppose HB2, you would never know that the legislation was crafted as an assault on the civil rights of LGBTQ people. The discussion today is all about the economic losses inflicted by sports leagues and corporations that have boycotted the state. Like the campaign against Amendment One in 2012, opponents of HB2 have de-gayed the discussion. Why?

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DNA-based composite of suspect in Faith Hedgepeth murder case released

Lt. Celisa Lehew of the Chapel Hill Police Department discusses limitations of DNA-based composite of suspect in Faith Hedgepeth murder case, as shown on ABC's "20/20" Friday night, Sept. 23, 2016.
Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com
DNA-based composite of suspect in Faith Hedgepeth murder case released 0:38

DNA-based composite of suspect in Faith Hedgepeth murder case released

Drone footage of 370-foot-tower imploding 0:34

Drone footage of 370-foot-tower imploding

Watch Bug Howard's game-winning catch against Pitt 0:22

Watch Bug Howard's game-winning catch against Pitt

N.C. State's Shawn Boone on Wake Forest: 'It will be big' 0:38

N.C. State's Shawn Boone on Wake Forest: 'It will be big'