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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump rebuffed his own security’s warnings about armed protesters in the Jan. 6 rally crowd and made desperate attempts to join his supporters as they marched to the Capitol, according to dramatic new testimony before the House committee investigating the 2021 insurrection.

Classic Car show: The Coastal Plains Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Greenville Recreation and Parks Department are hosting a classic car cruise-in for cars 25 years old and older from 3-6 p.m. on Monday at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St. No tents or large umbrellas. Call Bob McAdam at 252-717-6836 for information.


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Brook Valley will play host to the annual Pirate Cup Golf Tournament on Sept. 3 with former East Carolina golf team member and current PGA professional Harold Varner III serving as host for the event.

BYH Forbes Woods Condominiums. You are not alone. Those of us at Breezewood I Condominiums have the same problems. I have one question. Who has control of your HOA board?

“Objectivity” (The quality or state of being just and unbiased, equitableness; the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions) as opposed to “subjectivity/sentimentality” is a concept critical in every aspect of human endeavor.

Fifteen Republicans in the Senate and 14 in the House joined with congressional Democrats last week to break more than 25 years of inaction on gun safety. That these Republicans, many of whom had ratings of A or A-plus from the National Rifle Association, defied the gun lobby with their supp…

For President Donald Trump and his allies, Shaye Moss and her mother, Ruby Freeman, were easy targets. They are Black women. That made it oh-so-simple for Trumpists to paint the mother and daughter, who served as Fulton County, Ga., poll workers, as lawless and fraudulent schemers.

With America facing deepening ideological divisions and an erosion of confidence in their institutions, last thing that anyone needs right now is the revival by one of those institutions of the highly controversial and divisive abortion debate that was settled half a century ago.

With America facing deepening ideological divisions and an erosion of confidence in their institutions, last thing that anyone needs right now is the revival by one of those institutions of the highly controversial and divisive abortion debate that was settled half a century ago.

Support a healthy immune system to reduce your risk of COVID-19 and other viral infections. Eat healthy food and drink healthy beverages. Be physically active. Supplement only if you can’t get enough of the important nutrients from your food. Wash your hands often. Get vaccinated against COV…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday unveiled state budget adjustments for the coming year, proposing to spend or set aside billions in expected extra tax collections to raise worker pay, recruit companies, build more infrastructure and combat inflation.

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PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year — some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because of enduring pandemic-related staffing and …

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ended the nation's constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

Friday’s decision by the Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade with a 5-3 decision, eliminating the U.S. constitutional right to an abortion prompted the following reaction from state and local elected officials and candidates:

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will not run in upcoming elections, his office said Wednesday, after he led a broad but fragile coalition government that came unraveled barely a year after taking office.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Through tears and anger, R. Kelly's accusers told a court Wednesday he had preyed on them and misled his fans as the fallen R&B star listened with downcast eyes as he awaited sentencing on his federal sex trafficking conviction.

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Victims have been found with no identification documents at all and in one case a stolen ID. Remote villages lack phone service to reach family members and determine the whereabouts of missing migrants. Fingerprint data has to be shared and matched by different governments.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them, officials and others fam…