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Deadly Force

A warrantless entry, an innocent man shot dead. A squad of Harnett County deputies who spread fear south and west of the Cape Fear River. A homicide in jail, caught on tape, yet somehow kept under wraps. Who polices the sheriff's office? 

State Politics

N&O coverage of North Carolina's House Bill 2

North Carolina legislators, in a special session March 23, 2016, drafted and approved a statewide bill that nullified a Charlotte ordinance allowing people to choose bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity. The bill, known as HB2 and signed into law by NC Gov. Pat McCrory, drew immediate and sustained criticism from transgender people, others aligned with the LGBT movement, some businesses and some community-level politicians.

Business

Apple announces product updates and new headquarters

From Cupertino, Calif., Apple CEO Tim Cook announced new initiatives and several product updates for Apple including: a lower price on iWatch, the iPhone SE, and a smaller iPad Pro. Cook also announced this product introduction will probably be the last in the space where Apple announced memorable developments like the iPod and the App Store. In 2017, the company will move to a new campus.

Special Reports

Former SEANC chief busted 

Here is a collection of stories on Dana Cope, the former executive director of the State Employees Association of North Carolina. The News & Observer reported in February 2015 on his spending of SEANC funds. The Wake District Attorney opened an investigation the following day, and Cope resigned the day after.  He pleaded guilty to theft in November 2015 and is serving a five-year prison sentence.

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Fidel Castro delivers speech to Communist Party, and bids final farewell

Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro delivered a speech Tuesday at the close of the VII Cuban Communist Party congress acknowledging his advanced age of nearly 90-years-old. He bid his final farewell, but urged leaders to help his ideas survive.
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Fidel Castro delivers speech to Communist Party, and bids final farewell

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Apple announces product updates and new headquarters

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Deirdre Clarke of TechGirlz introduces girls to technology field

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Garner Man Has Copper Pipes Stolen