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Formerly incarcerated face financial obstacles to voting in some states

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here This story is part of a new CBSN series focused on voting rights called “America’s Right to Vote.” See the previous episode, here. When Tasha Williams registered to vote this year, she couldn’t contain her excitement. “I ran through the......
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UCF Ascends Top 10 After Statement Win Over Georgia Tech

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc1NTI3ODIzNTAxNDM2MDIz/mylesmurphy.jpg Pat Forde We went a whole year without a UCF undefeated national champion squabble. Everyone ready to resume? The Knights got the argument started emphatically in Atlanta Saturday, blitzing Georgia Tech 49-21 in their season opener. This was exactly the kind of victory a non-Power 5 program needs and......

10,000 North Carolinians vote absentee in first week

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Nearly 10,000 North Carolinians had their mail-in ballots accepted in the first week of voting, according to data released Friday by the State Board of Elections. Of the 10,380 absentee ballots returned since counties sent them out last Friday,......
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North Carolina warns voting twice is illegal after Trump urges people to do so

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Officials in North Carolina are scrambling to counteract President Donald Trump’s call for residents of the state to attempt to vote twice in the upcoming contest for the White House, issuing a notice on Thursday warning voters that doing so......

Wrongfully-convicted Black man, freed after 44 years in prison, calls release

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A North Carolina man, sentenced to 80 years in prison for rape and burglary, was released last week after spending 44 years behind bars. A federal appeals court determined that Ronnie Long, who has always maintained his innocence, had......

North Carolina man released from prison after 44 years behind bars for wrongful conviction

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 64-year-old Ronnie Long, who has always said he was innocent of raping a woman in 1976, was suddenly released late last week after the state of North Carolina admitted it could no longer defend the case and asked a......

Prognosis for Rural Hospitals Worsens With Pandemic

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Jerome Antone said he is one of the lucky ones. After becoming ill with COVID-19, Antone was hospitalized only 65 miles away from his small Alabama town. He is the mayor of Georgiana — population 1,700.......

The History of the Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-In | At the Smithsonian

SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Jan. 31, 2020, 9 a.m. In the late afternoon of Monday, February 1, 1960, four young black men entered the F. W. Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina. The weather had been warm recently but had dropped back into the mid-50s, and the four North Carolina A&T students......

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