Override of Obama veto just first hurdle in 9/11 families’ pursuit of Saudi Arabia

The Senate voted Wednesday 97-1 to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The House was expected to follow suit later in the day. But that is only the beginning of what will be an exceedingly complicated legal strategy to prove the Arab country, from which 15 of 19 9/11 hijackers came, bears responsibility for what took place.

Trump fails the first test

Donald Trump was bombastic at the beginning of his first debate with Hillary Clinton, but the former secretary of state by the end had worn him down with substance and steadiness.

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Sir Walter gets his banjo on in 2 minutes...sort of

VIDEO: See a time lapse video of artist Bland Hoke's "Banjostand" being assembled around the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center for the IMBA World of Bluegrass festival coming this week. The time lapse video shot from Two Hanover Square compresses about 36 hours of work into 2 minutes. About 5000 photos taken 25 seconds apart were combined to make the video.
Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Sir Walter gets his banjo on in 2 minutes...sort of 2:06

Sir Walter gets his banjo on in 2 minutes...sort of

Trump, Clinton and Katy Perry make case to voters, only one does it in the nude - Election Rewind 1:59

Trump, Clinton and Katy Perry make case to voters, only one does it in the nude - Election Rewind

UNC football player Allen Artis says he did not rape or drug his accuser 10:11

UNC football player Allen Artis says he did not rape or drug his accuser

Attorney: 'We have facts that support what happened that night was consensual' 1:00

Attorney: 'We have facts that support what happened that night was consensual'