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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Will Lecture UNC Journalism Students

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Fox News host Tucker Carlson, once called "literally our greatest ally" by neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, will give the 2018 Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture for the UNC School of Media and Journalism. According to UNC, Carlson "will share his insights on today's political landscape, including candid commentary on the latest insider political news out of Washington, D.C." during the April 12 lecture, which is free and open to the public. It's a choice that seems bound for backlash on a largely liberal campus recently embroiled in protest — whether that backlash is a reaction to Carlson's politics or the idea...

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Durham Commissioners May Be Called to Testify in Confederate Monument Trial

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 3:54 PM

Durham County commissioners may be called to testify Monday as eight people accused of dismantling a Confederate monument in front of a county building last summer appear in court. Attorney Scott Holmes, who is representing the defendants, requested the subpoenas, which were hand-delivered to each of the five commissioners by attorney Tom Cadwallader in the board's chambers just before their regular meeting Monday night. "You are being called to testify as to the value and meaning of the county property at dispute in this case," each document reads. Holmes declined to comment.   The commissioners were inside the county building...

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'A Matter of Life and Death': SONG, People's Alliance and Durham HRC Hold Bail Forum

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 10:08 AM

"Imagine this," Isaac Villegas implores a crowd filling the pews at downtown Durham's First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday night. "On your way home tonight you're snatched from your life —disappeared. You don't show up where you're expected, where your people are expecting you to be. Perhaps you don't come home tonight because you're in a cage in jail." Stuck in jail without money to post bail, you begin to miss your children, bills and work, he continues. After weeks awaiting trial, you accept a plea deal just to get out. Your incarceration may be over, but the mark on your...

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How the White House’s Handling of the Rob Porter Mess Became a Bona Fide Scandal

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 9:06 AM

This post is excerpted from the INDY’s morning newsletter, Primer. To read this morning’s edition in full, click here. To get all the day’s local and national headlines and insights delivered straight to your inbox, sign up here. To be honest, I haven’t been following the Rob Porter scandal as closely as I should have. After all, what’s one more scandal in a White House teeming with them? President Trump’s lawyer paid a porn star to keep quiet about her affair with the president and it barely made a dent. Trump called African countries “shitholes” and his poll numbers didn’t...

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The NCGA’s Next Big Idea: Break Up the Wake County School System

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 8:56 AM

This post is excerpted from the INDY’s morning newsletter, Primer. To read this morning’s edition in full, click here. To get all the day’s local and national headlines and insights delivered straight to your inbox, sign up here. If you were wondering what the next the legislature would do to mess with urban areas, wonder no more: next week, lawmakers will begin studying how to break up large school systems, like in Wake and Mecklenburg, which, as far as I know, no urban government has asked for. From the N&O: “A newly formed joint legislative study committee is charged with...

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