President Barack Obama moved Thursday to halt deportations for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants, defying congressional Republicans who called his unilateral action an affront to the constitutional separation of powers.

Dr. John Fankhauser’s quarantine began Nov. 8 when he arrived in Charlotte from Liberia. Monday marks the end of the 21-day incubation period, the time it takes for symptoms of Ebola infection to appear after an exposure.

Prosecutors have announced they will not seek the death penalty against Angelo Smith, the boyfriend and accused killer of teacher Bianca Tanner.

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear South Carolina’s appeal of a ruling allowing same-sex marriage in the state.

A federal grand jury indicted a Charlotte man this week, accusing him of transporting young girls across the state line, then forcing them to become prostitutes.

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The Obama administration downsized the nation’s marketplace health insurance enrollment to 6.7 million people on Thursday.

Compensation for the leaders of Charlotte’s three economic development groups is rising again after a dip during the economic downturn.

Even if Obama didn't overstep his authority, we should all be at least a little uncomfortable with one man crafting a far-reaching policy that should have been decided by Congress.

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The new seven-story hourly parking deck adds 4,000 new parking spaces to the airport in time for Thanksgiving rush.

The Daily Edit: 11.21.14

When they get back from their bye-week, the Panthers will spend the next five weeks trying to straddle evaluating for the future and winning now in a division that has featured little of it.

The head of the National Basketball Players Association is calling Taylor’s 24-game suspension "excessive," suggests union is prepared to appeal.

Lake Norman QB Josh Ladowski, who just led the Wildcats to their first playoff win ever, takes on Ardrey Kell Friday in a 4AA second-round playoff game.

Kevin Harvick’s championship brought an uplifting end to a tumultuous season for Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner/driver Tony Stewart.

Toppman: The third 'Hunger Games' installment takes the series in a different direction but upholds its quality. Grade: B

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