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The MACU Lady Mustangs defeated the Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan University on the road Monday evening at TowneBank Arena in Virginia Beach, winning by a final score of 56-47.

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When a Civitas Institute poll came out showing Governor Roy Cooper’s approval rating two points underwater, Republicans rejoiced. They had been predicting an imminent decline in Cooper’s public support essentially from the day he took office, and here was confirmation — albeit five years and a successful reelection campaign later — that their foe on Blount Street had seen his chickens return to the roost. But Civitas, of course, polls with an agenda: a fervently anti-Cooper agenda. And not long after Art Pope’s pet non-profit poured cold water on Cooper’s image, a pair of more credible polls surfaced showing that Roy Cooper was as popular as ever.

From the dumb messaging of “defund the police” to fear-mongering over critical race theory, extreme ideas and rhetoric from the left and right have become, for too many, litmus tests of loyalty. If one party is for it, everyone in that party must be for it; if the party is against it, everyone in the party must be against it. This rigid loyalty is obliterating the common ground where compromises achieve progress.

James Madison said, “Charity is no part of the legislative duty of government. It would puzzle any gentleman to lay his finger on any part of the Constitution which would authorize the government to interpose in the relief of sufferers.”

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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.” — Ephesians 1:3-4

Currently on display at Museum of the Albemarle until August of next year is “Picturing Women Inventors,” a poster exhibition designed to educate and inspire young people to see themselves as future inventors. This exhibition showcases breakthroughs, motivations and challenges women encounte…

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded Friday during an apparent fight between two groups at a North Carolina mall crowded with shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving, the police chief said.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New state data shows more than 1.3 million of the roughly 8.2 million North Carolina adults who qualify for a COVID-19 booster shot — or one in six eligible residents — have gotten the extra protection against a virus that has killed about 775,000 Americans.

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The city manager in Newport, Rhode Island, is standing by the city police department's review of the 1966 death of an employee of wealthy heiress Doris Duke that found that there is no new information that would change the result of the original investigation that determined it was an accident.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, helped a local food kitchen prepare Thanksgiving meals for the needy before leaving town — like millions of other Americans — to resume their family tradition of spending the holiday on tiny Nantucket island in Massachusetts.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Sen. Ben Clark announced Monday his run for U.S. House in the state's 4th Congressional District. He is looking to secure the Democratic nomination in a GOP-leaning district outside Raleigh that is expected to be one of the most competitive races in …

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot Daunte Wright will testify at her trial, her attorney said Tuesday as jury selection began with potential panelists being questioned closely about their attitudes on policing, protests and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Already unnerved by the newest coronavirus variant, Wall Street's losses deepened on Tuesday after the head of the Federal Reserve said it will consider shutting off its support for financial markets sooner than expected.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime pilot for Jeffrey Epstein told a jury Tuesday at Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial that he never saw evidence of sexual activity on planes as he flew his boss and others — including a prince and ex-presidents — for nearly three decades.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The lead investigator of an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett on Tuesday countered a defense attorney's claims that Chicago police rushed to judgment, saying roughly two dozen detectives clocked some 3,000 hours on what they thought was a “horrible hate crime” before concludin…