The Russia Investigations: Mueller Indicts The 'Internet Research Agency'

This week in the Russia investigations: A major new indictment from the special counsel's office that charges thirteen individuals and three companies and shakes up the political rhetoric as new facts are revealed in the sprawling imbroglio. Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller prefers to let his work do the talking for him. On Friday, he delivered a stemwinder . Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the attack on...

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FAQ City: Why Don't Some Major Roads In Charlotte Have Streetlights?

Here's a riddle: Imagine two roads in Charlotte, one in the north, one in the south. Both have four lanes and plenty of rush hour traffic, but one has streetlights while the other doesn't. Seem weird?

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An anti-Trump event set up under false pretenses and bogus claims of voter fraud were used by Russians to influence North Carolinians, according to the latest indictment (pages 19 and 23 refer to events in North Carolina) filed by the Special Counsel's office as part of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The FBI received a specific report in January that the suspect in the Florida school shooting could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate the tip, the agency said Friday.

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The final report is out from an independent review of CMPD's handling of the September 2016 protests following the police killing of Keith Scott. The main finding by the Police Foundation of Washington, D.C., doesn’t vary much from its draft report released last fall – that CMPD "acted appropriately" and according to its policies as it responded to a week of demonstrations uptown.

Joshua Artis uses dockless bikes now instead of walking or taking the bus. It's more convenient, he says.s
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There's a colorful addition to Charlotte's urban landscape. Since November, hundreds of orange, green and yellow rental bicycles have appeared on uptown streets and neighborhood sidewalks. They can be picked up and left anywhere - a feature that makes them both welcome and despised.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael is canceling a gun raffle that was slated for this weekend after Wednesday's mass shooting in Florida that claimed 17 lives.

In an email to the media, Carmichael said the raffle "would not serve to advance the values close to my heart or the principles of my office."

FILE: Charlotte hosted the Democratic National Convention in 2012.
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The city of Charlotte is looking into the possibility of hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Human error is likely the cause of a collision between an Amtrak train and a freight train in South Carolina that killed two people and injured dozens of others earlier this month, according to a preliminary report by federal investigators.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein.
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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is requesting more information on the merger of Atrium Health, formerly known as Carolinas Healthcare System, and UNC Health Care.

Carolina Energy players and dance team members joined coach Ervin Bryson (right) at a press conference Thursday at the Charlotte Chamber.
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Charlotte now has another professional football team -  but it's unlike anything you'd see in the NFL.  The Carolina Energy will begin play next month indoors, in the newly formed American Arena League.

CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox tells legislators that the district needs more money to comply with reduced classroom size legislation.
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The superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is calling for increased security measures at schools across the district in the wake of a mass shooting yesterday in Florida that left 17 people dead.

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Charlotte Talks Presents A Public Conversation

Building An Inclusive City: Charlotte's African American Leaders Share Their Visions.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square

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