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'Senseless' and 'wrong': North Carolina mayor condemns police destruction of medics' tent

Asheville Police Chief David Zack said water bottles were destroyed because protesters had used them as weapons.         [Author: Asheville Citizen Times]
Tags: News, North Carolina, Asheville, Asheville Citizen Times, David Zack


Airbnb might not get much of a bounce from the rebound in short-term rentals

Airbnb may not get a big benefit from the recent rebound in short-term rental bookings. Much of the pick-up in activity is coming from vacation spots such as beaches and parks within driving distance of major cities. Airbnb rival VRBO tends to dominate the market for accommodations in those areas, Scott Shatford, the CEO of industry research firm AirDNA, told Business Insider. Longer term, Airbnb could still do well, though, in part because it enacted a much more guest-friendly stance during t...
Tags: New York, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Airbnb, North Carolina, Brian Chesky, Vrbo, Big Apple, Carolina Beach, Big Bear Lake, Troy Wolverton, Myrtle Beach South Carolina, San Francisco While


Mourners Gather to Remember George Floyd in Minneapolis Memorial

Political leaders, celebrities, family members and friends gathered for a memorial that was to be followed in coming days by events in Mr. Floyd’s memory in North Carolina and Texas.
Tags: News, Police Brutality, North Carolina, Floyd, Misconduct and Shootings, Funerals and Memorials, George Floyd, George (d 2020, George Floyd Protests (2020, Minneapolis Memorial


Hundreds Gather at a Memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis

The Rev. Al Sharpton was to deliver the eulogy in a memorial that was to be followed in coming days by events in Mr. Floyd’s memory in North Carolina and Texas.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Al Sharpton, Police Brutality, North Carolina, Floyd, Misconduct and Shootings, Funerals and Memorials, George Floyd, George (d 2020, George Floyd Protests (2020


Why the U.S. has had more vice presidents than presidents

Initially, the vice presidency was a consolation prize for the runner-up in the Electoral College.For a total of almost 38 years – about one-sixth of U.S. history – the office of vice president has been vacant.As this map shows, Richard Nixon remains the only vice president to date born west of the Rockies. Hail Columbia Here's a strange fact about America's top executives that you may not have noticed before: the United States has had more vice presidents than it has had presidents. Trump is ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Congress, California, Democracy, Mexico, Kentucky, France, Government, Senate, White House, Virginia, Massachusetts, America, San Francisco


Russell Wilson: Colin Kaepernick Was ‘Trying To Do The Right Thing’ Through His Protests

(CNN) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he is “staggered” by events in the US in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd. Rather than talk about the NFL with reporters Wednesday, Wilson insisted on speaking about racism in America and how Colin Kaepernick was “trying to do the right thing” through his protests. Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 after being arrested by a police officer, who had pinned him to the ground by kneeling on his neck for several minutes. Police wer...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, California, US, Sports, California News, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, San Francisco, Seattle Seahawks, West Coast, North Carolina, Russell Wilson, Wilson


Archers Of Loaf – “Talking Over Talk”

Reunited North Carolina indie rock heroes Archers Of Loaf may not be touring this year after all thanks to COVID-19, but they're continuing to roll out their first new songs in 22 years. So far we've heard "Raleigh Days" and a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man," … More »
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PROMESA and Original Understandings of the Territories’ Constitutional Status

Gregory Ablavsky For the past six years, I have been toiling away on first a dissertation and now hopefully-soon-to-be-forthcoming book on the legal history of the first U.S. territories.   (You can read some of my law review articles based on this research here and here).   This work has meant I have spent much time staring at the microfilmed papers of some now-obscure, if often entertaining, early American politicians—people like William Blount (Governor of the Southwest Territory), Winthrop...
Tags: Justice, Congress, Washington, Senate, Court, United States, Tennessee, Ohio, North Carolina, Branding, Puerto Rico, Guest Blogger, Thomas, State, Thomas Jefferson, U S Supreme Court


States jockey to host Trump as he accepts GOP nomination

Several states are vying to host President Donald Trump when he accepts his party’s nomination later this year, after Trump officially pulled the plug on North Carolina because of the state's concerns over the coronavirus. Nashville, Tennessee, and several cities in Florida are among those said to be in the running. Trump announced Tuesday night that he would no longer be holding this summer's Republican National Convention in Charlotte because the state refused to give in to his demands and g...
Tags: Florida, News, Gop, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Charlotte, Trump, Nashville Tennessee


Trump won't accept Republican nomination in Charlotte, RNC announces

North Carolina could not guarantee the Republicans full use of convention facilities in Charlotte because of the spread of coronavirus.
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More States Try To Absolve Their Bar Exams — See Also

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Liability: North Carolina wants to post a sign absolving them in case anyone dies from the bar exam. Delicate Balance: When will returning to the office be worth it? Removed! Sexual harassment allegations finally catch up to judge. Just Whistlin' Dixie: Alabama Attorney General goes after town for taking down Confederate monument.
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Video shows police destroying medical station at North Carolina protest; mayor looks for answers

Police officers' aggressive dismantling of a protest medical station in North Carolina has the city's mayor wondering what the department's strategy was.         [Author: Asheville Citizen Times]
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Sparks’ Tierra Ruffin-Pratt hopes outrage over George Floyd’s death won’t fade

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt wants the new normal to include this current, collectively heightened sense of social consciousness relating to matters of racism and police brutality. “Blacks, whites, doesn’t matter what race you are, what ethnicity you are, what orientation you are, it just has to be a constant conversation that’s being had because it’s a constant and continual cycle that’s happening in America,” the 29-year-old Sparks guard said. Ruffin-Pratt, who is black, lost her cousin, Julian Dawkins...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Sports, America, Sport, Soccer, Gwen Ifill, Pbs, North Carolina, Judy Woodruff, Patterson, Sparks, Floyd, Arlington, Alexandria Virginia, Julian


Trump to accept Republican presidential nomination outside of North Carolina

President Donald Trump will accept the Republican presidential nomination outside North Carolina, the party said on Wednesday, following the Democratic governor's decision not to lift social-distancing restrictions for the planned Aug. 24-27 convention. On Tuesday, Governor Roy Cooper rejected Republican demands to guarantee that attendance at the convention in Charlotte would not be restricted by social-distancing measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. In response, Trump...
Tags: News, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Charlotte, Trump, Roy Cooper


POWER PLAYERS: Meet the 8 PayPal execs shaping the payment giant's future as its stock rockets to record highs and e-commerce surges

Digital payments have taken off amid the coronavirus pandemic, with consumers and merchants alike looking for more ways to digitize the way they pay, both online and in-person. PayPal has seen record transaction volumes and sign-ups this year. "The steps we've taken over the last several years have positioned us to extend our market leadership in the digital payments industry," PayPal's president and CEO Dan Schulman said during its first-quarter earnings call. Here are the 8 execs driving Pay...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Ebay, China, Singapore, Digital, US, Trends, Paypal, American Express, North America, Amex, North Carolina, ESG


Trump Privately Backs Off From Sending Troops Into States Amid Unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — After threatening states that he would dispatch the military to quell protests, President Donald Trump appeared to be privately backing off, with White House officials saying the response to demonstrations across the country indicated that local governments should be able to restore order themselves. The shift came as protests in Washington and other cities over police brutality against minorities proceeded Tuesday with relative calm, a striking contrast to the harsh crackdowns...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Minneapolis, Washington, White House, Virginia, Joe Biden, Ap, Military, Army, Nebraska, Pentagon, Associated Press, Republican, North Carolina


Trump Pulls RNC Out Of NC After Trying To Force Guv To Allow Full Attendance At Event

President Donald Trump made good on his threat to withdraw the Republican National Convention (RNC) from Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday night if North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) did not guarantee that the convention space could be filled at full capacity despite COVID-19. “Governor Cooper is still in Shelter-In-Place Mode, and not allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised. Would have showcased beautiful North Carolina to the World, and brought in hundreds ...
Tags: Texas, News, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Rnc, State, Cooper, Charlotte North Carolina, Georgia Florida, Roy Cooper, Tar Heel State, Republican National Convention, Trump Tweets, State Trump, Cristina Cabrera


Coronavirus: Trump says Republicans 'forced' to move convention

The president said North Carolina refused to guarantee there would be no coronavirus restrictions.
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Coronavirus live news: Sweden passes France's death rate as virus chief admits room for improvement

Pakistan records largest single day rise in new infections; global deaths pass 380,000; Yemen aid funding falls short by US$1bnExclusive: governments and WHO changed Covid policy bases on suspect data from tiny US companyArchitect of Sweden’s coronavirus strategy admits too many diedAir pollution in China back to pre-Covid levels and Europe may followUK coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 4.29pm BST Donald Trump, the US president, said he will seek a new state to host t...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Biology, France, China, India, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Defense secretary opposes using military to police protests

By ZEKE MILLER, JONATHAN LEMIRE, MICHAEL BALSAMO and ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty forces for law enforcement duties. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Esper said active-duty troops in a law enforcement role should be used in the United States “only in the most urgent and dire of situations,” adding, “We are not in one of those situations now.” Use of ...
Tags: New York, News, Protest, Maryland, Minneapolis, California, Washington, White House, Virginia, Defense, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, United States


Defense secretary breaks with Trump, opposes using military for protests

By ZEKE MILLER, JONATHAN LEMIRE, MICHAEL BALSAMO and ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON — Breaking with President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes using military forces for law enforcement in containing current street protests. Esper said the Insurrection Act, which would allow Trump to use active-duty military for law enforcement in containing street protests, should be invoked in the United States “only in the most urgent and dire of situations.” He declared, “We are n...
Tags: New York, News, Protest, Maryland, Minneapolis, Washington, White House, Virginia, Defense, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, United States, Army


Last person collecting a civil war pension dies

Irene Triplett's father fought in the civil war as a young man and remarried as an elderly senior. Triplett, born 1930, inherited his veterans' benefits due to her own disabilities. With her death at 90, the U.S. government closes the books on the last outstanding civil war pension. MSN: Pvt. Triplett married Elida Hall in 1924. She was 34 when Irene was born in 1930; he was 83. Such an age difference wasn’t rare, especially later, during the Great Depression, when Civil War veterans found th...
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"Pvt. Triplett enlisted in the 53rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment in May 1862, then transferred to the 26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment early the following year..."

"... according to Confederate records. He fell ill as his regiment marched north toward Gettysburg and remained behind in a Virginia military hospital. He ran away from the hospital, records show, while his unit suffered devastating losses at Gettysburg. Of the 800 men in the 26th North Carolina, 734 were killed, wounded or captured in the battle Pvt. Triplett missed. Now a deserter, he made his way to Tennessee and, in 1864, enlisted in a Union regiment, the 3rd North Carolina Mounted Infantry....
Tags: Law, Virginia, Aging, Snakes, Tennessee, Civil War, North Carolina, Gettysburg, Kirk, Irene, Ann Althouse, Elk Creek, Irene Triplett, Pvt Triplett, 53rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment


Trump says GOP forced to find new state to host convention

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the GOP will be "forced" to find a new state to host their convention as North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper stands by his demand that party leaders provide him with plans for a scaled down event amid coronavirus concerns.
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Social Media Goes Dark To Support Black Lives Matter Movement

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — You probably noticed your Instagram and Twitter feeds were full of black squares Tuesday. The social media world went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Celebrities and everyday people joined voices around the world, outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S. Local activist and dietician, Jessica Wilson from Oak Park, joining forces with mental health therapist Alishia McCullough from North Carolina. “Amplify voices of color and silence or mute tho...
Tags: News, Sacramento, North Carolina, Black Lives Matter, Wilson, Oak Park, McCullough, Jessica Wilson, Alishia McCullough


Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he is seeking a new state to host this summer's Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.
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Trump says GOP forced to find new state to host convention as North Carolina stands by coronavirus measures

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the GOP will be "forced" to find a new state to host their convention as North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper stands by his demand that party leaders provide him with plans for a scaled down event amid coronavirus concerns.
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Trump Says Republican National Convention Will Not Be Held in North Carolina

President Trump said Tuesday that the Republican National Convention will not be held in North Carolina in August because the state’s Democratic governor has insisted on scaling down the event in light of the coronavirus. In a series of tweets, Trump said that Gov. Roy Cooper has not guaranteed that the party will be able […]
Tags: News, North Carolina, Trump, Roy Cooper, Republican National Convention, President Trump