Shutdown, Day 3: Senate Plans Midday Vote Amid Active Negotiations

The partial shutdown of the federal government has stretched into a third day, as discussions continue on a funding and immigration plan. Lawmakers said Sunday they made progress on an agreement to end the shutdown, but did not reach a final deal. Senate leaders scheduled a procedural vote for noon on Monday on a bill to reopen the government and extend funding through Feb. 8. The emerging deal would also extend the expired Children's Health Insurance Program for six years in exchange for a...

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Charlotte City Council members are expected to decide Monday evening whether to resume televising public forums held before the council’s twice-a-month business meetings. The forums allow Charlotte residents to stand briefly before council members and speak their minds on any topic they choose.

Police in Charlotte have identified the teenaged victim of a fatal shooting this weekend.  According to CMPD, police were called at 12:01 a.m. Saturday to investigate a reported assault with a deadly weapon in the 2400 block of Carmine Street, off Statesville Avenue. Officers found Jarquavise Demonta White, 16, in the front yard of a home with an apparent gunshot wound. White was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police have not identified a suspect or motive in the shooting. It’s the fifth homicide in Charlotte this year.

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Scores of women and their friends and family members descended Saturday on uptown Charlotte to mark one year since the Women's March on Washington. At least 5,000 people are estimated to have attended the event, said CMPD Sgt. Scott Sherwood, who helped coordinate CMPD's response during the demonstration.

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The future of a program that shields some young immigrants from deportation is uncertain. Last week, a federal judge halted the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, until litigation can be heard. The Department of Justice appealed that case Thursday directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. That comes as Congress debates what to do with the program, which expires in March.

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CMPD estimates at least 5,000 people attended Saturday's women's march in Charlotte. It was the second rendition of the march. A  year ago, more than 10,000 people packed uptown Charlotte one day after the inauguration of President Trump. Organizers billed this year's march as "Remarchable Women." 

Federal judges have approved North Carolina legislative districts redrawn by an expert they hired to address their concerns about continued racial bias with some boundaries and new constitutional violations.

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The recent scandal at Cardinal Innovations Healthcare angered many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities waiting for services. The state took control of Cardinal in November because the behavioral healthcare organization spent excessively on salaries, parties and severance packages. Across the state there are almost as many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities waiting to get a complete array of home and community services as are currently getting them. For families it can last years, be frustrating and feel unfair.  

The Justice Department late Thursday announced that it has asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that prevents President Trump from ending the Obama-era program that shields certain young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

That program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, also grants work permits to about 700,000 immigrants brought to this country illegally by their parents.

If President Trump's first year in office seemed chaotic from a staffing perspective, there's a reason. Turnover among top-level staff in the Trump White House was off the charts, according to a new Brookings Institution report.

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Organizers say they're expecting thousands of people uptown Saturday for the Charlotte Women's March. It's the anniversary of big demonstrations in Washington and around the country the weekend President Donald Trump was inaugurated.

Organizer Jan Anderson attended last year's Washington rally, but says she's staying in Charlotte this time.


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FAQ City: How To 'Compel' People To Interact With Those Different From Them?

It’s time now to take one of your questions. A while back, one of our listeners submitted a question through our website asking if there was anything that could be done to compel Charlotte residents to interact with people different from them - something that could help the city counteract racial segregation that’s grown over the last decade.

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