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North Carolina gov.-elect sues over law stripping his powers

North Carolina’s incoming Democratic governor sued Friday over a new law passed by Republican legislators to limit his powers as he prepares to take office. In his lawsuit, Gov.-elect Roy Cooper asks a Wake County judge to block a law that ends the control governors exert over statewide and county election boards from taking effect

Charlotte not budging on ordinance that spurred North Carolina bathroom law

The mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, refused on Monday to back off an ordinance that had aimed to expand anti-discrimination protections for gay and transgender people in the state’s largest city but also sparked a controversial state law. The Republican leaders of North Carolina’s legislature said in a statement late on Sunday they believed their