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In this April 16, 2018 photo, three-year-old Shukri Muhamed, left, and her brother Ibrahim, 6, stand in their home at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kakuma, Kenya, where they live with their mother Saido Muhina Khamis. Khamis thought she'd be in the United St
International Rescue Committee / Kellie Ryan via AP

Saido Muhina Khamis thought she would be in the United States by now, starting a new life with her mother.

Instead, the Somali woman is still in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in a remote part of Kenya, sharing a small, mud-brick home with her husband, their two small children and three other relatives — thousands of miles from her mother, Isho Somow Abdi. She settled as a refugee in Raleigh, North Carolina, in July.

Pigs on a Farm
Eric Mennel / WUNC

Updated 9:18 a.m. | April 27

A federal jury on Thursday awarded more than $50 million in damages to neighbors of an industrial hog operation found responsible for intense smells, noise and other disturbances so bad people couldn't enjoy their rural homes.

red wolf and pup
Brooke Gilley, US Forest Service / Flickr - Creative Commons - https://flic.kr/p/rT5zJf

The only wild population of endangered red wolves is unsustainable and could be wiped out within a decade after dwindling to a few dozen, government officials said in a report Tuesday.

A model of the "Project Zebra" memorial stands in the Arts of the Albemarle building in Elizabeth City. The monument to Russian soldiers killed while training in the United States during World War II may still find a home in America.
Martha Waggoner / AP

A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because of current tensions between the U.S. and Russia.

The Military Aviation Museum in Virginia has offered a place for it. So has a coastal North Carolina funeral home owner.

a vote here sign in Carrboro
Elizabeth Baier / WUNC

The gates are opening wider for North Carolina voters to cast ballots for next month's primary elections.

A sign indicates a no-student drop-off zone with Wake County public school buses in the background.
Brian Batista / For WUNC

A legislative committee studying possible gains and liabilities from breaking up large public school districts completed its work Wednesday without making judgment on whether deconsolidation is ultimately good for North Carolina's students.

The Women of the Confederacy monument was a gift to the state by Confederate veteran Col. Ashley Horne, and was unveiled in June 1914. It was the wish of Colonel Horne to recognize the suffering and hardship faced by women during this tragic period.
Jason deBruyn / WUNC

A committee studying the possible removal of three Confederate monuments on North Carolina's Capitol grounds is accepting public comments for one more day.

Charlotte, N.C., the state's largest city
James Willamor / Flickr Creative Commons

North Carolina's largest city has submitted its bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Aug. 25, 2017 image made from video and released by the Asheville, (N.C.) Police Department, Johnnie Jermaine Rush grimaces after officer Christopher Hickman overpowers Rush in a chokehold
Asheville Police Department via AP

Weeks after a North Carolina police beating became public, new footage is revealing what was said in the aftermath of the black pedestrian being punched and choked by the white officer.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina headquarters in Durham.
BCBSNC

North Carolina's largest health insurer is clamping down on coverage of opioid prescriptions.

School founders Philip Hanes, left, and John Elhle, with wives, Rosemary Harris and Charlotte Hanes.
Courtesy of UNCSA

John Ehle, an award-winning writer who helped develop what is now the UNC School of the Arts, has died. He was 92.

A vote here sign in Chapel Hill
Amy Townsend / WUNC

The Green Party has become North Carolina's fourth official political party thanks to a new law offering more options to qualify, giving more candidate choices to some voters this fall.

a Remington model 870 shotgun
Keith Srakocic, File / AP

Remington, the storied gun maker that began turning out flintlock rifles when there were only 19 states in the Union, has filed for bankruptcy reorganization amid years of slumping sales and legal and financial pressure over the Sandy Hook school massacre.

In papers filed Sunday in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware, Remington outlined a plan to turn over control to its creditors and continue operating with up to $100 million from lenders. It remains unclear what will happen to its 3,500 or so employees as it tries to put its finances in order.

Thousands of people march down Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in support of gun control.
Alex Kolyer / For WUNC

High school students and allies seeking stronger gun control laws in North Carolina following last month's Florida school shooting are walking through downtown Raleigh in solidarity with a similar weekend rally in Washington.

North Carolina legislative building
Wikimedia Commons

North Carolina state lawmakers are getting opportunities to learn more about what constitutes workplace harassment so as to prevent it within the legislative branch.

Students at East Chapel Hill High walk out of their class on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 as part of a nationwide call for tighter gun control measures.
Liz Schlemmer / WUNC

Updated at 4:27 p.m.

Students hoisted "Stand United" signs. They chanted "''Hey, hey, ho, ho - the NRA has got to go" outside the White House. Others read the names of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High victims aloud in a somber tribute.

This Feb. 7, 2018, photo, shows Leandra Mulla at her home in Tabor City, N.C. As a high school freshman in 2014, Mulla told Army investigators her ex-boyfriend dragged her to a secluded area of their base in Germany and sexually assaulted her.
Gerry Broome / AP

A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other children on base, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Speedway Children's Charities, a nonprofit founded by Speedway Motorsports owner and chief executive Bruton Smith, receives more National Rifle Association funding than any other school or charity in the nation.
Mike McCarn / AP

The National Rifle Association gave more grant funding to a Concord-based charity than any other school or charity in the nation – by a wide margin.

Speedway Children's Charities received $425,000 from the NRA every year from 2010 through 2016, according to data provided by the Associated Press and analyzed by WUNC.

The Asheville Police Department badge.
Courtesy of APD

A white police officer whose body camera recorded him beating a black pedestrian he accused of jaywalking has been arrested on assault charges in North Carolina.

At least seven people have died from flu complications in North Carolina, according to health officials.
Mike Mozart / flickr, Creative Commons

State health officials said Thursday that 12 people died from the flu in North Carolina last week, pushing the record death toll in 2017-18 to 276.

Woody Durham (right) with his son, Wes Durham (left).
UNC Athletic Communications

Woody Durham, the retired "Voice of the Tar Heels" who called North Carolina football and basketball games for four decades, died Wednesday. He was 76.

A hog waste lagoon in Beaufort County, NC.
DefMo / Flickr Creative Commons

Attorneys defending the hog industry against federal lawsuits that claim spraying liquefied animal waste over farm fields has harmed their North Carolina neighbors don't want jurors to hear about alternative methods used to dispose of the waste elsewhere.

A Washington-based group asked North Carolina ethics officials Monday to investigate some of state House Speaker Tim Moore's business interests and interactions with state environmental regulators over the site of an old poultry plant.

In this July 21, 2017, photo, hog waste pond pumping equipment is seen adjacent to hog houses at Everette Murphrey Farm in Farmville
Gerry Broome / AP

Terry "Pap" Adams says he was out in the backyard, tinkering on one of his car projects, when another cloud of noxious pinkish-brown mist drifted overhead. The droplets hit his wife's black car, leaving blotches with greasy little dots in the center.

The preacher and the president, seated side-by-side in the lit-for-television Capitol Rotunda, leaned a few inches closer. The Rev. Franklin Graham whispered something to President Donald Trump, who listened as he kept his eyes on the pine casket at the center of the room.

 Pallbearers carry the casket of the Rev. Billy Graham as family members watch as it returns to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte on Thursday
Chuck Burton / AP

The Rev. Billy Graham's five adult children and some of his favorite singers prepared to offer memories, hymns and prayers at a funeral Friday that marked the culmination of more than a week of tributes to "America's Pastor."

Franklin Graham speaks to the media in front of the Billy Graham Library after greeting former President George W. Bush and wife Laura Bush, who came to pay their respects to Billy Graham during a public viewing in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.
Chuck Burton / AP

As his public appearances dwindled in recent years, the Rev. Billy Graham began choosing songs, scripture and speakers for one last public opportunity to spread the Gospel — his own funeral.

Plans for Friday's service took shape in the years after his final crusade in 2005 as he huddled with confidants and loved ones in his North Carolina mountain home. Musicians who had shared Graham's stage would sing. Some of the best preachers Graham knew — his own children — would deliver personal messages.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, participate in a ceremony honoring Reverend Billy Graham in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building, Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Washington.
Evan Vucci / AP

He felt stung by the politics that helped define his life — and resolved to keep a distance. But in death, the Rev. Billy Graham on Wednesday received a rare tribute from the nation's top political leaders under the Capitol Rotunda.

Former President Bill Clinton, left, speaks to the media as Franklin Graham, right, listens after paying respects to Rev. Billy Graham during a public viewing at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.
Chuck Burton / AP

Updated at 1:20 p.m., Feb. 27, 2018

Former President Bill Clinton says he came to pay his respects to the late Rev. Billy Graham more like a regular mourner than a man who once led the free world.

Rev. Billy Graham
Bob Galbraith / AP

Updated 3:13 p.m. Feb. 22, 2018

A family spokesman says the Rev. Billy Graham carefully planned and signed off on every detail of his funeral next week.

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