The Long Shadow of Eugenics in America

As young girls, the Relf sisters were sterilized without consent. What does the government owe them — and the thousands of other living victims?

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At the U.S. Women’s Open, Michelle Wie West Reflects on an ‘Amazing Journey’

The golfer announced last week that she would play her last tournament for the foreseeable future at Pine Needles. “This week, I’m just soaking it all in,” she said.

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‘The G.O.P. Has Gone Even Farther to the Right Than I Expected’: Three Writers Talk About the Midterms

Unfortunately for Democrats, this year does not seem like it will offer an exception to the midterm jinx.

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Madison Cawthorn’s Loss Is Rare Win for Republican Establishment

Mr. Cawthorn, a North Carolina congressman besieged by multiple scandals, lost his primary after many old-guard Republicans had turned on him.

#cawthorn-madison, #edwards-chuck-1960, #elections-house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #republican-party, #tillis-thomas-r, #trump-donald-j

The Madison Cawthorn Show Is Over, and We All Deserve Refunds

Republican politics today rewards acting out, and the soon-to-be ex-congressman from North Carolina made an art of it.

#cawthorn-madison, #elections-house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Three Questions About Today’s Consequential Primaries

How will progressive Democrats fare against moderate rivals? What signals will North Carolina Republicans send? And in Pennsylvania, will Kathy Barnette concede a loss?

#barnette-kathy-1971, #democratic-party, #internal-sub-only-nl, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Targeting the Uneven Burden of Kidney Disease on Black Americans

New treatments aim for a gene variant causing the illness in people of sub-Saharan African descent. Some experts worry that focus will neglect other factors.

#black-people, #discrimination, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #genetics-and-heredity, #kidneys, #north-carolina, #research, #sickle-cell-anemia, #sleeping-sickness, #tests-medical

What to Watch For in the Pennsylvania and North Carolina Primaries Today

In the pivotal swing state of Pennsylvania, voters will decide hugely consequential primaries for Senate and governor. And in North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn’s political fate will be determined.

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Ted Budd Thrives in G.O.P. Senate Race in North Carolina

Representative Ted Budd is proving the political potency of pairing endorsements from Donald Trump and the Club for Growth, the on-again, off-again allies.

#budd-ted, #club-for-growth, #elections-senate, #endorsements, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #primaries-and-caucuses, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Madison Cawthorn’s District, Strong Opinions of Him, For and Against

The right-wing firebrand is counting on Republican primary voters to look past his bad press. Opponents are counting on them to lose patience with him.

#cawthorn-madison, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #north-carolina, #republican-party

How Ben Got His Penis

Phalloplasty — the surgery to make a penis — has grown more popular among trans men. But with a steep rate of complications, it remains a controversial procedure.

#discrimination, #north-carolina, #penis, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Elon Musk’s Growing Grab Bag of Investors

Twitter’s would-be owner brings a slew of financiers into the fold — and a wide range of views.

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Only the Feds Can Disqualify Madison Cawthorn and Marjorie Taylor Greene

State courts or elections boards lack jurisdiction in keeping alleged insurrectionists off a congressional ballot.

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Democratic Dollars Flow Once Again to Likely Lost Causes

New fund-raising figures show emerging Democratic stars like Marcus Flowers in Georgia and Gary Chambers Jr. in Louisiana, with no clear path to victory.

#campaign-finance, #cawthorn-madison, #democratic-party, #georgia, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #kennedy-john-neely, #louisiana, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #ojeda-richard-1970, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #warnock-raphael-g

Mark Meadows Is Taken Off North Carolina Voter Roll Amid Fraud Inquiry

The state is investigating whether Mr. Meadows cast a legal vote in 2020, after reports questioned if he lived at the address listed on his voter registration.

#meadows-mark-r-1959, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

House Republicans Tire of Madison Cawthorn’s Antics. Some in His District Have, Too.

For Mr. Cawthorn, a pro-Trump North Carolina congressman, youthful brashness that helped him win his seat now strikes some voters as recklessness.

#cawthorn-madison, #hendersonville-nc, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Mark Meadows’s 2020 Vote Is Under Investigation in North Carolina

Records show that Mr. Meadows cast an absentee ballot from the address of a remote mobile home, but reports have cast doubt on whether he lived there.

#meadows-mark-r-1959, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

The Artists Turning Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Into a Creative Destination

Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu, Adam Pendleton and Ellen Gallagher are working both to preserve and transform the North Carolina house where she was born.

#art, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #design, #gallagher-ellen, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #johnson-rashid-1977, #mehretu-julie, #music, #north-carolina, #pendleton-adam, #simone-nina, #springdesign2022

The Supreme Court Did the Right Thing. I’m Still Worried.

A breathtaking claim about the nature of state legislative power was rejected. But for how long?

#law-and-legislation, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Businesses Assail Texas Move to Classify Care for Trans Teens as ‘Child Abuse’

A new ad signed by dozens of big companies warns, “Discrimination is bad for business.”

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #florida, #human-rights-campaign, #north-carolina, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Mark Meadows Spread Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims. Now His Voting Record Is Under Scrutiny.

The former Trump aide listed a mobile home in rural North Carolina as his residence at the same time that he was running operations at the White House.

#meadows-mark-r-1959, #north-carolina, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Supreme Court Allows Court-Imposed Voting Maps in North Carolina and Pennsylvania

State courts had ruled that earlier maps for congressional elections had been warped by partisan gerrymandering.

#constitution-us, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #state-legislatures, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #united-states-politics-and-government

Former Police Chief Faked Death to Evade Charges, Officials Say

William Anthony Spivey, who resigned last year as the Chadbourn, N.C., police chief after a misconduct investigation, has been charged with more than 70 felonies, the authorities said.

#chadbourn-nc, #embezzlement, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #horry-county-sc, #north-carolina, #robberies-and-thefts, #south-carolina, #spivey-william-anthony

North Carolina Court Imposes New District Map, Eliminating G.O.P. Edge

The map appears to split the state’s 14 congressional districts roughly equally between Republicans and Democrats, with two seats seen as tossups.

#democratic-party, #north-carolina, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Coast Guard Searches for 8 People After Plane Crash Off North Carolina

A small plane crashed into the water at about 2 p.m. on Sunday, prompting search and rescue efforts that continued into Monday, officials said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #beaufort-nc, #federal-aviation-administration, #north-carolina, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

1972 Killing of North Carolina Family Was Work of ‘Dixie Mafia,’ Sheriff Says

Investigators recently identified four suspects in the 1972 killings of Bryce, Virginia and Bobby Durham. Three of the men are dead, and one is serving a life sentence for other murders.

#boone-nc, #georgia, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-carolina, #organized-crime, #southeastern-states-us

Grisly Killing of North Carolina Family Was Work of ‘Dixie Mafia,’ Sheriff Says

Investigators identified four suspects in the 1972 killings of Bryce, Virginia and Bobby Durham. Three of the men are dead, and one is serving a life sentence for other murders.

#boone-nc, #georgia, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-carolina, #organized-crime, #southeastern-states-us

New York Deer Infected With Omicron, Study Finds

White-tailed deer on Staten Island have become the first wild animals with documented Omicron infections. The coronavirus has now been found in deer in 15 states.

#animals, #antibodies, #arkansas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deer, #illinois, #iowa, #kansas, #maine, #massachusetts, #minnesota, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #north-carolina, #ohio, #oklahoma, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #pennsylvania, #research, #staten-island-nyc, #tennessee, #veterinary-medicine, #virginia, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

North Carolina Court Rejects Republican Gerrymander of Maps

The State Supreme Court said maps of the state’s 14 House districts and state legislative districts violated guarantees of free elections, speech and assembly.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #north-carolina, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #united-states-politics-and-government

Thousands Told to Evacuate as North Carolina Fertilizer Plant Burns

The fire broke out at the plant in Winston-Salem, where more than 6,000 people within a mile of the plant were told to leave over worries of a possible explosion.

#bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #fires-and-firefighters, #north-carolina, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Trump’s Grip on G.O.P. Faces New Strains

Shifts in polls of Republicans, disagreements on endorsements and jeers over vaccines hint at daylight between the former president and the right-wing movement he spawned.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #desantis-ron, #north-carolina, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #tennessee, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

In North Carolina, a Pitched Battle Over Gerrymanders and Justices

A fight over who is fit to hear a redistricting case highlights what experts say is the growing influence of ideology and money over state supreme courts nationwide.

#berger-phil-jr, #conflicts-of-interest, #earls-anita, #ervin-samuel-james-iv, #north-carolina, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #supreme-courts-state

Cawthorn Challenge Raises the Question: Who Is an ‘Insurrectionist’?

The challenge to Representative Madison Cawthorn’s re-election bid could set a precedent to challenge other Republicans who encouraged the Jan. 6 attack.

#cawthorn-madison, #elections-house-of-representatives, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #north-carolina, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #treason-and-sedition, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Madison Cawthorn Challenge Raises the Question: Who Is an ‘Insurrectionist’?

The challenge to Representative Madison Cawthorn’s re-election bid could set a precedent to challenge other Republicans who encouraged the Jan. 6 attack.

#cawthorn-madison, #elections-house-of-representatives, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #north-carolina, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #treason-and-sedition, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Unusual Ice and Snow Storm Hits the Carolinas and Virginia

A Delta flight skidded on a runway and roads remained dangerous on Saturday as the storm brought eight inches of snow to some places.

#north-carolina, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #south-carolina, #virginia, #weather

Does Jan. 6 Disqualify Some Republicans From Re-election?

Why a section of the 14th Amendment could offer a challenge to Madison Cawthorn and others running for office this year.

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2 Marines Killed and 17 Injured in Seven-Ton Vehicle Rollover in North Carolina

The State Highway Patrol said that the driver of the tactical vehicle had been charged with one count of exceeding a safe speed and two misdemeanor counts of death by motor vehicle.

#marine-corps-base-camp-lejeune-nc, #north-carolina, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps

Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow From the Dakotas to the East Coast

‘There’s more uncertainty than usual,’ one forecaster said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #des-moines-iowa, #east-coast-us, #georgia, #interstate-95, #iowa, #kansas-city-mo, #kentucky, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #missouri, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #north-carolina, #north-dakota, #philadelphia-pa, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #south-carolina, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

North Carolina Court Upholds Republican Gerrymander of Maps

The ruling set up a final battle over the maps in the state Supreme Court, where Democrats hold a slim edge.

#democratic-party, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-state-legislature, #north-carolina, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Former ‘American Idol’ Star Clay Aiken Announces Run for Congress

Mr. Aiken said he was running as a “loud and proud Democrat” for an open House seat in his native North Carolina this year.

#aiken-clay, #american-idol-tv-program, #chapel-hill-nc, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #north-carolina, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #united-states-politics-and-government

I-95 Near Washington, D.C., Is Closed After Deadly Snowstorm

Drivers reported being stranded for hours as part of the interstate, one of the country’s busiest travel corridors, was shut down after accidents involving several tractor-trailers.

#interstate-95, #maryland, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #north-carolina, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #tennessee, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

Winter Storm Knocks Out Power Across Southeast

Hundreds of thousands were without electricity on Monday, and federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area were closed because of the storm.

#appalachian-region, #delaware, #georgia, #maryland, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #north-carolina, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #tennessee, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

As a Black Bard of the South, Randall Kenan Toppled Monuments

Through his fictional North Carolina town of Tims Creek, the author brought his buried lineage front and center.

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Map by Map, G.O.P. Chips Away at Black Democrats’ Power

Black elected officials in several states, from Congress down to the counties, have been drawn out of their districts this year or face headwinds to hold onto their seats.

#black-people, #bourdeaux-carolyn-1970, #butterfield-george-kenneth-jr, #congressional-black-caucus, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #georgia, #mcbath-lucy, #north-carolina, #ohio, #race-and-ethnicity, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us

North Carolina Supreme Court Delays 2022 Primary Elections

In response to lawsuits over North Carolina’s political maps, the justices issued an order on Wednesday pushing back the state’s primaries from March to May.

#elections, #north-carolina, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

How ‘Shadow’ Foster Care Is Tearing Families Apart

Across the country, an unregulated system is severing parents from children, who often end up abandoned by the agencies that are supposed to protect them.

#adoptions, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-custody-and-support, #children-and-childhood, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #north-carolina

Man Pardoned After Spending 24 Years in Prison for Murder

The pardon came after a North Carolina judge vacated the conviction of Montoyae Dontae Sharpe in 2019, ruling that a key witness had “entirely made up” her testimony.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #barber-william-j-ii, #charlene-johnson, #cooper-roy-a, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #george-radcliffe, #montoyae-dontae-sharpe, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-carolina

North Carolina Jury Awards White Male Executive $10 Million in Discrimination Case

The jury award for David Duvall, who was fired from his job at Novant Health in North Carolina in 2018, is likely to be reduced under federal law.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #duvall-david, #north-carolina, #novant-health, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #whites

Biden Administration Plans New Regulations for Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

Michael Regan, the E.P.A. administrator, wants to limit a class of chemicals that has been linked to cancer and is found in everything from drinking water to furniture.

#american-chemistry-council, #chemicals, #chemours-company, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #north-carolina, #regan-michael-s-1976, #water-pollution

Is Child Care a Public Responsibility?

Democrats believe the system is broken — and they have a proposal for fixing it.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #federal-aid-us, #greensboro-nc, #north-carolina, #taxation, #wages-and-salaries