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Sunday December 4th

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Officer Pete McEwen works night shifts at the Chapel Hill Police Department. 

Midnight lunches and Chapel Hill's third shift

When Jessica Toney texts her boyfriend during her "lunch break," he's often going to sleep.  Toney, a UNC senior who works midnight shifts in a lab at the UNC Medical Center every other weekend, has her routine down to a science. After a full day of classes, she eats a large bowl of pasta and takes a nap for five hours before heading into work.   “I'm suddenly left alone in the world,” she said. “Everyone's asleep or getting back from their parties and I'm still going strong at work — sometimes I just post to my Snapchat story just to feel like I'm not alone, even though I know none of them will see it until the morning.”

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Eddie Caldwell has his blood pressure taken before an appointment at the Inter-Faith Council Community Health Center in Chapel Hill, NC, on Tuesday afternoon.

'Like a friend helping a friend': Community clinics prepare for cuts as federal funding stalls

Community clinics across the country will be forced to cut back next year after Congress failed to pass legislation to extend federal funding to community health centers by a Sept. 30 deadline. Across North Carolina 284,000 patients like Smith could lose access to care, according to estimates from the National Association for Community Health Centers. 

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