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Court blocks 'discriminatory' North Carolina voter ID law

A federal appeals court on Friday blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and follow other rules disproportionately affecting minorities, finding that the law was intended to make it harder for blacks to vote in the presidential battleground state.

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Watermelon Day At State Farmers Market

Sights and sounds from the annual Watermelon Day at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh on July 28, 2016. H.C. Williams of Bailey, N.C. takes first place with a 200 pound melon.
Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
Watermelon Day At State Farmers Market 1:23

Watermelon Day At State Farmers Market

Stanley Riggs explains coastal vulnerability 1:22

Stanley Riggs explains coastal vulnerability

Coastal geologist explains coastal flooding in Rodanthe 0:46

Coastal geologist explains coastal flooding in Rodanthe

NC GOP leaders address media during Hillary Clinton visit to Charlotte 0:54

NC GOP leaders address media during Hillary Clinton visit to Charlotte