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ELGIN, Ill. (MCT) — Newt Gingrich is still out there fighting for the Republican presidential nomination, invoking the Bible and Abraham Lincoln as he pushes the idea that America badly needs “a visionary conservative.”
TOLEDO, Ohio (MCT) — For months, President Barack Obama’s campaign has searched for an overarching theme for his re-election bid, something to replace the enthusiastic hope and change motif of 2008.
KABUL, Afghanistan (MCT) — In twin blows to American efforts to wage war and negotiate peace in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday demanded a pullback of NATO troops from rural areas as part of a sped-up overall withdrawal while the Taliban movement declared a suspension of dialogue with the United States.
The UNC Board of Governors has chosen 17 faculty members to receive the 18th Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching.
North Carolina track and field coach Dennis Craddock will retire following the 2012 season after 27 years at the helm.
UNC radio station WXYC and the Carolina Union Activities Board announced Thursday that avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp will perform as part of a trio in Hill Hall on March 29.
Someone vandalized property at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday at 201 S. Estes Drive, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The damaged toilet at University Mall was valued at $100, reports state.
JOHANNESBURG (MCT) — The International Criminal Court in the Hague on Wednesday found former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of using children as soldiers, the first verdict in the panel’s 10-year history. He could face life imprisonment. After a three-year trial, the court convicted Lubanga of recruiting boys and girls as soldiers during a civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003.
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Until now, the most scathing words ever written about Goldman Sachs Group Inc. came from Matt Taibbi, the Rolling Stone reporter who famously labeled the Wall Street giant a “vampire squid.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Seeking strength and persuasion in numbers, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron together laid out a case for continuing their policy in Afghanistan, an increasingly unstable war-front with fading support in both countries.
“Coal: A Love Story,” a project produced by students in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, won in the student category of the SXSW Interactive Awards presented on Tuesday.
Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis will play a concert tonight, presented by Carolina Performing Arts.
Seven Chapel Hill Fire Department vehicles and 22 personnel responded to a structure fire at 416 Ridgefield Road Tuesday.
Orange County residents will be able to vote early for the May 8 election at one of five Board of Elections-approved early voting sites.
Student Congress met Tuesday night and passed two pieces of legislation that will affect funding for student groups.
NAJIBAN, Afghanistan (MCT) — A high-level Afghan delegation came under fire from suspected Taliban insurgents on Tuesday while visiting the site of Sunday’s massacre of 16 civilians by a U.S. soldier.
JERUSALEM, (MCT) — Amid an informal cease-fire agreement brokered by Egypt, violence between Israel and Gaza Strip-based militants dropped Tuesday with only a handful of rocket and mortar attacks and no reports of damage or injury.
ORLANDO, Fla. (MCT) — Leaders of the influential AFL-CIO labor federation announced Tuesday that the group voted “proudly and enthusiastically” to endorse President Barack Obama’s re-election effort.
Someone reported larceny at 105 Timber Hollow Court at 2:15 a.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. Someone stole jewelry, a jewelry box and a jewelry pouch valued at $2,080 and a painting of the American flag valued at $10, police reports state.
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — University of California-San Diego researchers announced Monday that they had reached a new milestone in their decades-long search for a lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, saying they had found the type of material used by the Italian Renaissance master on a hidden wall in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio.