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The severe storms that moved through the Charlotte area Sunday toppled trees and knocked out power for many residents. Duke Energy says about 5,000 customers around Charlotte are without power this morning.

Police are investigating a homicide that happened Sunday night in west Charlotte.

CMPD says officers responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 10 p.m. found a man who had been in shot in an apartment off Tuckaseegee Road.  Police say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was later identified as 44-year-old William Jacobs. His family was notified of his death. 

As the debate over tariffs on Chinese products and a potential trade war intensifies, there’s another battle emerging.

It concerns a multi-governmental agency called CFIUS - the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. CFIUS reviews foreign purchases of American companies to make sure they don’t jeopardize national security.

But a bipartisan group in the U.S. House and Senate says the committee needs expanded powers. In the House, North Carolina Congressman Robert Pittenger is leading an effort to overhaul CFIUS.

CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION

A proposed Historic Landmark designation for the old Wilmore Elementary School is again on the agenda for Charlotte City Council members Monday night.  A public hearing on the proposal has been delayed twice.  

David Valdez, White House Photo Office

HOUSTON — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday.

National Weather Service

Updated at 4 p.m. 

The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm warning for Mecklenburg and surrounding counties until 4:30 p.m.. on Sunday. 

The Conversation: Wealthy Americans Know Less Than They Think They Do About Food, Nutrition

Apr 14, 2018
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Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food – especially concerns about safety and purchasing behavior. And higher income doesn’t always correlate with informed choices. On the contrary, our research shows that affluent Americans tend to overestimate their knowledge about health and nutrition.

The North Carolina Stop Torture Now advocacy group.
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President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, is reported to have overseen a U.S. site in Thailand where torture of a suspected terrorist took place. Later she allegedly helped destroy evidence of torture. Her nomination, pending congressional approval, is viewed by many as further evidence of this administration’s support of torture and an undoing of Obama-era efforts to end it.

State judges ruled Friday that primary elections in four Wake County legislative districts can go forward next month, despite a challenge to the boundaries that were redrawn over the past year.  The three-judge panel at Wake County Superior Court in Raleigh said that with candidate filing complete and the election just a few weeks away, it was too late to halt the vote. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says its relocating several bus stop locations around the county with a focus on making the locations more safe for students.

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