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LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA
WINSTON-SALEM — A federal judge lobbed tough questions at GOP lawyers Monday as he considered whether to block a North Carolina legal measure governing transgender bathroom access, asking pointedly how the law was making people safer. The Republican lawyers urged U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder to deny the preliminary injunction sought by transgender plaintiffs, but the judge said he’d issue a ruling later. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 660 words.
— LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA-THE LATEST.
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory decided against signing a bill that contained money to help him defend a law that limits anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people because those funds originate from a disaster relief fund. The bill became law without McCrory’s signature as a deadline passed Sunday night for him to act upon more than 50 bills the General Assembly left behind when it adjourned for the year July 1. The bill contained many tweaks to a larger budget measure, including taking $500,000 from the disaster relief fund to cover the legal costs of defending what’s known as House Bill 2.
— TRENCH COLLAPSE-DEATH, from ROCKY MOUNT — Authorities in Edgecombe County say a man was killed when the walls of a trench collapsed on him in Rocky Mount. SENT: 60 words.
— MCCRORY-BILL SIGNINGS, from RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory decided against signing one bill sent by the legislature because money appropriated to defend House Bill 2 originated from a disaster relief fund. SENT: 110 words.
— DUKE ENERGY-RECORD USAGE, from CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy customers cranked up their air conditioners last week and set a record in the process. SENT: 110 words.
— AUTO WRECK RING, from GREENVILLE — Investigators with the N.C. Department of Insurance say 10 Pitt County residents are accused of being part of a staged auto accident ring. SENT: 100 words.
— CATAWBA TUBING DEATH, from ROCK HILL, S.C. — Rock Hill police are investigating the death of a woman who died in a weekend tubing accident on the Catawba River. SENT: 80 words.
— MISSING MAN-LAKE, from WHITE LAKE — Searchers have recovered the body of a man who went missing while tubing on White Lake over the weekend. SENT: 90 words.
RALEIGH — North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren got his first look Monday at how well his players have learned a new offense after a summer of study. The Wolfpack opened preseason practice with the question of who will start at quarterback at the helm of an attack installed by new offensive coordinator Eli Drinkwitz. By Sports Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 370 words, AP Photos NCGB105, NCGB107, NCGB108, NCGB106, NCGB103, NCGB104, NCGB101, NCGB102.
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