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For colleges and universities, foreign students add to their students’ global experience, but they are also a major money generator. Many pay cash and all are charged the higher out-of-state tuition fees. The number of foreigners applying to U.S. colleges was on the rise, but since the Trump Administration issued a travel ban on some Muslim countries and tightened up the visa process, many schools have seen a drop in applications, including some in the Charlotte area.

North Carolina’s attorney general and 18 other AGs are suing the U.S. Department of Education for indefinitely delaying enforcement of rules that would give protections to students who attend for-profit colleges.

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Monday was Clayton Wilcox’s first full day on the job as CMS superintendent. He was sworn in that morning after spending almost four months learning how the district operates and observing the often contentious student assignment plan process.

This year we’ve been tracking the rising number of homicides in Charlotte—so far there have been 47. Today, we take look back at a murder from 2016 that remains unsolved. Twenty-six-year-old Ketie Jones was shot and killed on October 15 when she was walking home after a night out with friends in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood.

With no leads on her case, it’s been a difficult time as her friends and family members reel from the randomness of her murder. Instead of letting that grief consume them, Ketie’s loved ones have come together to create a scholarship at UNC Charlotte in her memory. WFAE’s Sarah Delia sat down with one of Ketie’s best friends, to talk about her life and how he chooses to remember her.

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The U.S. Supreme Court this fall will take up a momentous fight over parties manipulating electoral districts to gain partisan advantage.  The cases could affect the balance of power between Democrats and Republicans in North Carolina and other states. 

CMPD helicopter pilot Coty Brown talked to reporters Tuesday in CMPD's hangar at Charlotte Douglas airport.
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Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department's two helicopters flew on more calls and helped make more arrests last year than in 2015. You’re more likely to see one hovering overhead these days, but CMPD says that may not mean there's an incident.