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Republicans praise the tone of Trump’s speech, but it may not move the ball

President Donald Trump gave Republican lawmakers what they’d been hoping for Tuesday night: A positive, upbeat speech that moved on from the rancor of the campaign and the dark tone of his inaugural speech in January. But he delivered nothing new. When Congress goes back to work Wednesday, it faces the same divisions, the same uncertainty and the same gargantuan challenges that have been vexing lawmakers for weeks.

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Taking Ash Wednesday to the people of Charlotte

Rev. Nathan Arledge, 33, Minister of Missions at Myers Park United Methodist Church, offered the imposition of ashes and a brief prayer from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. outside of Caribou Coffee at Park Road Shopping Center.
John D. Simmons The Charlotte Observer
Taking Ash Wednesday to the people of Charlotte 1:10

Taking Ash Wednesday to the people of Charlotte

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Woman shot in North Charlotte motel

Woman shot in north Charlotte motel 0:25

Woman shot in north Charlotte motel

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A walk through the Old Mecklenburg County Jail

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