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President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
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FACT CHECK: Trump's Victory Tour Speech In Fayetteville

President-elect Donald Trump is touring battleground states that delivered him victory on Election Day. Last Thursday, he spoke in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has stops scheduled in Iowa and Michigan. On Tuesday night, Trump spoke in Fayetteville, N.C.

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John Glenn, First American To Orbit The Earth, Dies At 95

Updated 5 p.m. ET The first American to orbit the Earth has died. John Glenn was the last surviving member of the original Mercury astronauts. He would later have a long political career as a U.S. senator, but that didn't stop his pioneering ways. Glenn made history a second time in 1998, when he flew aboard the shuttle Discovery to become the oldest person to fly in space. Glenn was 95 when he died; he had been hospitalized in an Ohio State University medical center in...

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Transgender state employees will soon be able to get hormonal treatments and gender confirmation surgery under the State Health Plan .

Injections for veterans may aid in addressing PTSD
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For many veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment options are limited to medication and therapy. But head and neck injections, a new treatment option, is being hailed as a "miracle" method. A Triangle-based organization, RTI International, received a $2 million grant from the Department of Defense to operate trials of the technique at three Army hospitals. Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina is one of the facilities using the new treatment on...

The Monti
Jessie Gladdek

In the eight years since founding The Monti , a North Carolina-based storytelling organization, Jeff Polish has chosen a variety of topics for storytellers. Participants on The Monti stage have talked about their experiences around themes like "Fear," "The End of the Road," and "Humility." But one topic stayed off the list: God. When Polish eventually decided to broach the difficult subject of a higher power...

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T his year marks the 15 th anniversary of 9/11, an event that sparked dramatic shifts in global policy and international relations.

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The News & Observer may have uncovered a new figure in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill academic scandal. News & Observer investigative reporter Dan Kane, who has been digging into the story for more than five years, says new questions have emerged about whether an academic aide with UNC basketball may have been involved.
Host Frank Stasio talks with Kane about the latest. Jonathan Jones, director of the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government...

JC Raulston Arboretum Digital Archive

Horticulturist J.C. Raulston died in 1996, but his legacy lives on at the North Carolina State University arboretum that bears his name, the nine plants named in his honor, and all over the backyards and nurseries of North Carolina.

An image of the book 'Fields of Battle'
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When most people hear “Rose Bowl,” they immediately think Pasadena, California. But in 1942, the Rose Bowl was relocated to Durham, North Carolina, in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It's the only Rose Bowl played outside of Pasadena, and the game almost did not happened. In his new book " Fields of Battle: Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl and the Boys Who Went to War " (Flatiron Books/2016), sports writer Brian Curtis tells the story of the game and the men who first met on the field as...

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
Gerry Broome / AP

President-elect Donald Trump made a stop in Fayetteville Tuesday night as part of his "thank you" tour. Trump spoke before a crowd of several thousand near Fort Bragg.

Steve Malik, owner of North Carolina FC, unveils the team's rebranded logo.
Jason deBruyn / WUNC

Big changes hit the Triangle’s soccer world Tuesday as the owner of the local professional team proposed plans to push for a Major League Soccer bid, form a women’s professional team and seek a new stadium with a capacity of more than 20,000 seats.

Jake Fussell Playing Guitar
Brad Bunyea

Jake Fussell didn’t have to look far for musical inspiration in his home state of Georgia. Even before he picked up a guitar, he was surrounded by some of the region’s most storied performers and committed documentarians. Fussell grew up in the town of Columbus, GA, the son of parents whose passion was studying, teaching, and presenting regional culture. For Fussell, an American folk song like “Raggy Levy” isn’t just an archival find. It’s a part of his lived experience.

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An image of the book 'Fields of Battle'
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The Story Of The Rose Bowl Created In Infamy

When most people hear “Rose Bowl,” they immediately think Pasadena, California. But in 1942, the Rose Bowl was relocated to Durham, North Carolina, in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It's the only Rose Bowl played outside of Pasadena, and the game almost did not happened. In his new book " Fields of Battle: Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl and the Boys Who Went to War " (Flatiron Books/2016), sports writer Brian Curtis tells the story of the game and the men who first met on the field as...

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The News & Observer may have uncovered a new figure in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill academic scandal. News & Observer investigative reporter Dan Kane, who has been digging into the story for more than five years, says new questions have emerged about whether an academic aide with UNC basketball may have been involved.
Host Frank Stasio talks with Kane about the latest. Jonathan Jones, director of the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government...

My Teacher: A Teacher Pushes Her Students To Find A Path

Dec 5, 2016
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WUNC's My Teacher Series explores student-teacher relationships across North Carolina and tries to find out what it takes to make a connect in the classroom.

Duke University

University of Pennsylvania Provost Vincent Price will take over as Duke University’s new president on July 1, 2017. Duke’s Board of Trustees made the selection Friday morning. Price told the Duke community on Friday afternoon that the institution is ready to face a watershed moment for research universities.

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