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Photos: Capturing People 'Just Being Themselves' Along NC's Outer Banks

wunc.org — As Biff Jennings likes to explain, he spent the first third of his life in and around Ashland, Kentucky; the second third on the Outer Banks of North Carolina; and he'll let you know about the next third-in about thirty years.

DOJ Sues North Carolina After State's Lawsuit On House Bill 2

wunc.org — North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has sued the U.S. government and the Justice Department, asking federal courts to clarify a controversial new state law that limits transgender access to bathrooms. The Justice Department in turn filed its own lawsuit against the state, saying the law restricting use of public restrooms by transgender people constitutes a pattern of discrimination on the basis of sex and gender identity.

Amid controversy, Rochester police consider social media policy

mprnews.org — The discussion comes a month after the department received anti-Muslim images that allegedly appeared on Officer Ben Schlag's Facebook page.

Rochester wants Mayo to move on massive project

austindailyherald.com — Published 10:20am Wednesday, February 3, 2016 By Elizabeth Baier MPR.org/90.1 FM ROCHESTER - Sitting in the heart of downtown Rochester, there's an empty lot and three vacant buildings. It's supposed to be the first piece of Mayo Clinic's Destination Medical Center, a massive 20-year project, funded partly by the Legislature, intended to remake the downtown, generate $5 billion in private investment and draw 32,000 new residents to the city.

'Destination' unknown: Rochester wants Mayo to move on massive project

mprnews.org — Nearly three years after Mayo Clinic won state funding to help build its massive Destination Medical Center project, Rochester leaders want shovels in the ground but say it's been a slow start.

Researchers give 2nd chance to American chestnut

thestate.com — Long rows of tightly planted American chestnut trees line a field here near the Minnesota-Iowa border. But these aren't your great-grandfather's chestnuts. Those 80-foot giants with massive trunks - the kind that led Longfellow to write, "Under a spreading chestnut tree, the village smithy stands" - were largely wiped out by an invasive fungus in the early 1900s, nearly eradicating the trees once known as the Redwoods of the East.

Researchers give 2nd chance to American chestnut

washingtontimes.com — CANTON, Minn. (AP) - Long rows of tightly planted American chestnut trees line a field here near the Minnesota-Iowa border. But these aren't your great-grandfather's chestnuts. Those 80-foot giants with massive trunks - the kind that led Longfellow to write, "Under a spreading chestnut tree, the village smithy stands" - were largely wiped out by an invasive fungus in the early 1900s, nearly eradicating the trees once known as the Redwoods of the East.

Researchers give 2nd chance to American chestnut

newsobserver.com — Long rows of tightly planted American chestnut trees line a field here near the Minnesota-Iowa border. But these aren't your great-grandfather's chestnuts. Those 80-foot giants with massive trunks - the kind that led Longfellow to write, "Under a spreading chestnut tree, the village smithy stands" - were largely wiped out by an invasive fungus in the early 1900s, nearly eradicating the trees once known as the Redwoods of the East.

Researchers give 2nd chance to American chestnut

macon.com — Long rows of tightly planted American chestnut trees line a field here near the Minnesota-Iowa border. But these aren't your great-grandfather's chestnuts.

Researchers give 2nd chance to American chestnut

ledger-enquirer.com — Long rows of tightly planted American chestnut trees line a field here near the Minnesota-Iowa border. But these aren't your great-grandfather's chestnuts.
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Jul 08, 2016

RT @wunc: Snipers killed five Dallas police officers in a coordinated attack Thursday evening. Here's what we know:  http://wunc.org/post/dallas-police-officers-killed-snipers-what-we-know-friday 

Jun 24, 2016

RT @NPR: Turns out, you can indeed castrate enough flies to control their population.  http://n.pr/28W9yd1  https://t.co/wWmO58LEHm

Jun 23, 2016

RT @NPR: FARC Rebels, Colombian Government Sign Cease-Fire Deal  http://n.pr/28R3P5m 

Jun 21, 2016

RT @wunc: Durham Civil Rights activist Ann Atwater, best known for her relationship with a KKK member, has died at age 80.  http://wunc.org/post/ann-atwater-durham-civil-rights-activist-dies-80 


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