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Temple Israel spreads loving kindness

Nearly 300 people gathered at Shalom Park for Temple Israel’s annual Yom Gemilut Hasadim, or “day of performing acts of loving kindness,” to make sandwiches for the hungry, write letters of support to Israeli soldiers and build suncatchers for hospitalized children.

Politics & Government

Donald Trump may have accidentally created a new women’s movement

Not only did Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee of a major political party, lose after her presidential election victory was taken for granted, but she lost to Donald Trump, a man caught on tape boasting about groping women. Now the sadness, alarm and ensuing determination that many young American women felt after the door-slam of the 2016 election have become catalysts for a resurging women’s movement.

Politics & Government

Former Black Caucus chair skipping inauguration, cites concern about Trump and Russia

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Democrat from North Carolina and a past chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday he doesn’t think President-elect Donald Trump is prepared to take office and he’s worried about his ties to Russia. Another N.C. Democrat, U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, also said she’s skipping Trump’s inauguration on Friday, and she criticized the way the incoming president has talked about women, minorities and people with disabilities.

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Lighting the crown time-lapse

The Bank of America Corporate Center is testing their new lights atop the 871 ft. skyscraper in uptown Charlotte.Watch an evening test in this time-lapse video.
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Lighting the crown time-lapse 0:40

Lighting the crown time-lapse

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Save Our Health Care Rally

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service 0:45

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service

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Anthony Foxx celebrates streetcar's next phase

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