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Charlotte School of Law students are wrapping up their second week back to classes after the Department of Education yanked all federal loans to the school. The school has refused to close and that decision means students can't have their debt forgiven.  WFAE's Lisa Worf joins All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey now:

It's been more than six years since the death of a Charlotte teenager, who stowed away in the wheel well of an airliner bound for Boston. Legislation prompted by that incident has now been approved by the U.S. House.  

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Charlotte officials are taking a long look at the city's five-year-old "Extraordinary Event" ordinance. They're trying to gauge whether it works and how it's being used. Critics say it's too stringent and used too often.

Courtesy of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Crime is down slightly in North Carolina schools, but overall, offenses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools are up.

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While many participants in Wednesday's 'World Hijab Day' Rally in uptown Charlotte were Muslim, many were not.

Rabbi Judy Schindler, for one, had never worn a hijab prior to a few days ago, when she penned a blog post urging fellow citizens to don a head scarf on 'World Hijab Day' and attached a photo of herself doing just that.

The bid to bring Major League Soccer to Charlotte has tripped up plans by the city's existing pro soccer team to play at a renovated Memorial Stadium near uptown. So the Charlotte Independence have come up with a plan B for now - a move to Matthews Sportsplex.

Charlotte mayor Jennifer Roberts has all but ended any possibility of the city taking another look at contributing city funds to pay for a major league soccer stadium, under the plan as it exists now.  During an interview with the Charlotte Business Journal last night, Roberts said that isn’t going to happen under “this structure and deal,” which calls for the city to kick in about $44 million toward building the stadium.    The city last week cancelled a hearing and vote on the plan.  Earlier this week, Mayor Roberts said city funding for the project was still possible, but only if certain

David Kejr

When you think of the harp, you probably think of classical music.  Not experimental improvisation.  But that is exactly the approach harpist and Shelby-native Mary Lattimore takes.  She runs her harp through effects and loopers to get a layered sound which can fill a room. Lattimore is performing in Charlotte on Thursday.

The family of Daniel Harris, a deaf man who was fatally shot by State Trooper Jermaine Saunders after a high speed chase last year, has more questions after the DA’s decision not to press charges against Saunders.

Michael Tomsic

CMPD reports a more than 10 percent increase in homicides and other violent crimes last year compared to the year before and to Mecklenburg County's five-year average.