A riot at Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville resulted in the deaths of seven inmates.
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Civil Rights Group Wants SC Prison Warden To Resign, Following Deadly Riot

A civil rights organization is accusing South Carolina prison officials of using inmate cell phones as a scapegoat for the violent riot at Lee Correctional Institution this week. Officials with the local state chapter of the National Action Network are calling for an FBI investigation into the incident and for the prison’s warden to resign.

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Drawing shows the concept for a redevelopment of two blocks along North Tryon Street in Charlotte.
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Forces are at work behind the scenes on a series of projects expected to transform the 50-block North Tryon Street area in Uptown Charlotte. Developers, property owners and others involved are offering the public a look at what's to come at a free event Thursday night with food and entertainment.

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The Charlotte Observer’s president and publisher Ann Caulkins is stepping down after 12 years, the newspaper announced Wednesday. She will be succeeded by Georgia publisher Rodney Mahone.

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration warned Turkey on Wednesday that it is considering punitive "consequences" if the NATO ally does not throw out the charges or acquit an American pastor accused of espionage and aiding terrorist groups.

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Early voting for the 2018 North Carolina primary elections will begin on April 19.

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A Charlotte man has been charged Wednesday with several counts of illicit drug trafficking.

According to CMPD, police seized nearly $146,000 worth of various types of marijuana, meth and prescription drugs from Refugio Najir Gutierrez Espinoza, 37. Police said they also seized high-powered firearms and protective gear from Espinoza. 

Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday after a series of hospitalizations. She was the wife of former President George H.W. Bush and the mother of former President George W. Bush.

Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush initially thought she'd grow up to become a nurse. "But then I met that marvelous George Bush and the nursing went out the window," she told Fresh Air in 1994.

Charlotte Talks: Reforming Our Prison Systems

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 

North Carolina prisons face serious troubles from staff shortages, to dangerous conditions and corruption.  We sit down with our State's Director of Prisons, two reporters who are covering this, as well as the director of NC-CURE, to discuss what can be done about this growing problem.

WFAE’s Joni Deutsch has been honored with a 2018 Gracie Award for “A Change of Tune’s 30 Days of #WVmusic,” a podcast she hosted and produced at West Virginia Public Broadcasting. 

Atrium Health

Doctors trying to separate from Atrium Health say the health care system is intentionally misleading patients to have them stay in the system, instead of following their doctors. They filed a complaint with the North Carolina Medical Board Monday. It alleges Atrium is violating board directives and intentionally interfering with patient choice.

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Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, according to a family spokesman.

A statement issued on Sunday by the office of former President George H.W. Bush said that Bush had elected to receive "comfort care" over additional medical treatment after a series of hospitalizations.

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