GOP pressures Cooper on sanctuary cities

State Republican Party officials on Thursday pressed Attorney General Roy Cooper to publicly support banning “sanctuary cities” that limit enforcement of immigration laws.

Without consensus on where to send UN peacekeepers, pledges are meaningless

Emma Campbell-Mohn and Kyle Beardsley: While world leaders promise to send their armed forces to peacekeeping missions, the Security Council often struggles to find common ground on where to deploy the peacekeepers, which helps explain why there’s no robust peacekeeping missions in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.

This week's circulars

News & Observer sports writers Luke DeCock and Joe Giglio team up with ABC11's Mark Armstrong for their football picks of the week.