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RALEIGH — The Department of Public Instruction spent $144 million of Coronavirus Relief Funds without making sure the money was helping students, a new audit report says.

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RALEIGH — More students face repeating a grade than any time in the past century, says David Stegall, deputy superintendent of innovation at the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

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The global swelling of government power and the associated decline in individual liberty as a response to the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in modern times. New lockdown orders and continued restrictions on mobility and commerce inflict severe human and economic costs, with depression rates soaring and more than 150 million people thrust into extreme global poverty.

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North Carolina has an opportunity. Meaning North Carolina as a whole, but also as a sum of its complex and diverse parts.

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RALEIGH — Redistricting could prove contentious in next year’s legislative session.

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More than one N.C. political battle in recent years has generated a court case titled Cooper v. Berger. Last week’s election ensured that the two men behind those names will have to deal with each other again for at least the next two years.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper moved North Carolina backward in economic reopening in another virtual news conference that shut out some media outlets.

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Sooner or later, absent some kind of mass extinction event, humankind will establish itself there: On the Moon. On Mars. Among the asteroids. Someday even on planets orbiting distant stars.

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RALEIGH — Johnnie Carswell won’t be a tool for Gov. Roy Cooper’s shutdowns. He had words for Dr. Mandy Cohen, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services secretary, too.

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RALEIGH — The pandemic and the government’s general response has exposed a curious paradox.

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