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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Almost 11 months to the day after Sen. Richard Burr made a series of controversial stock transactions raising questions of potential inappropriate use of insider information — and hours before Donald Trump’s term as president was ending — the FBI said it was closing an investigation into the matter without any charges.

Almost 11 months to the day after Sen. Richard Burr made a series of controversial stock transactions raising questions of potential inappropriate use of insider information — and hours before Donald Trump’s term as president was ending — the FBI said it was closing an investigation into the matter without any charges.

Actor Ben Affleck once explained why he found it difficult to watch Republican actors on screen. “It’s ... hard,” explained Affleck, “to get people to suspend disbelief. ... When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions. That (expletive) fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion.”

Actor Ben Affleck once explained why he found it difficult to watch Republican actors on screen. “It’s ... hard,” explained Affleck, “to get people to suspend disbelief. ... When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions. That (expletive) fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion.”

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for…

“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” — I Timothy 2:1-2.

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools officials have transferred a significant portion of state coronavirus relief funds to pay for chromebooks, iPads, classroom supplies and other costs associated with educating students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — A terrifying nighttime tornado that blasted through suburban Birmingham, trapping entire families in the remnants of shattered homes and killing a teenager sheltering in his basement, left a trail of destruction Tuesday that stunned even longtime residents used to Ala…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has overpaid tens of millions of dollars in jobless benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic to people who don’t actually qualify for them or who have committed fraud, the state’s unemployment program director told legislators on Tuesday.

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Answering growing frustration over vaccine shortages, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. is ramping up deliveries to hard-pressed states over the next three weeks and expects to provide enough doses to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois teen accused of killing two people during unrest in Wisconsin and the teen's mom were fixated on social media comments about them in the hours after his August arrest, newly released police video shows.