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Jean Jullien (via Twitter)

Two vigils were planned in Charlotte Sunday to remember victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris - one at mid-afternoon organized by leaders of the local French community at Freedom Park and another organized by the Islamic Center of Charlotte this evening at Marshall Park. Meanwhile, South Carolina authorities have been using a new law to check up on violations at small day cares, and the campaign has led to the closing of 56 day care homes.


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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has joined a number of Republican lawmakers opposing a proposal to move some or all detainees at Guantanamo Bay to the state.

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A Morganton man faces 40 years in prison and more than a half million dollar fine for allegedly providing material support to the self proclaimed Islamic State. In charges, filed Monday, the FBI claims 19-year-old Justin Sullivan was plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in the United States.

Sen. Rucho Stands By Controversial Tweet

Dec 16, 2013

North Carolina state Senator Bob Rucho is standing by his tweet over the weekend that said the Affordable Care Act has done more damage than Nazis, Soviets and terrorists.

A quick bit of background information: Senator Rucho's tweet mentions Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed the Affordable Care Act to stand. OK, here's the tweet: