Closing statements Thursday in underage-drinking trial

Closing statements are slated for Thursday afternoon in a case against Charles and Kimberly Matthews, a Raleigh couple who are being charged with aiding and abetting underage drinking in an incident that ended in a fatal wreck. Both the prosecution and defense rested their cases this morning.

Planned Parenthood videos: Looking away from abortion

Ross Douthat: Dwelling on the content of the Planned Parenthood videos gets you uncomfortably close to that moment when you start pondering the possibility that an institution at the heart of respectable liberal society is dedicated to a practice that deserves to be called barbarism.

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Blue Devils redshirt freshman wide receiver Chris Taylor wants to step up for Duke. Video by Chuck Liddy, cliddy@newsobserver.com