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Biden’s 1 million barrel gasoline release to have negligible effect on prices

As the country heads into the unofficial start of summer this weekend, the Biden Administration announced Tuesday that it would release 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy in a bid to lower prices at the pump.

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Federal NC redistricting lawsuits officially scheduled for June 2025 trial

Two federal lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s congressional and legislative election maps will head to trial in June 2025 in Winston-Salem. Neither case will affect this year’s elections. The US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued a notice Thursday announcing a June 16, 2025, bench trial date for Williams v. Hall and North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. Berger.

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State Supreme Court rejects 2016 defamation case against McCrory supporters

The North Carolina Supreme Court has rejected a defamation case filed against out-of-state lawyers supporting Gov. Pat McCrory after the 2016 election. The court ruled that the lawyers enjoyed legal protection connected to official election protests.

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NCSBE defends adoption of voter ID rule, absentee ballot guidance

The North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) is defending the legitimacy of new rules and guidance against challenges that they are not consistent with election law. The NCSBE received a joint request for a declaratory ruling earlier this week from the RNC, NRCC, and NCOP regarding recently adopted rules and updated guidance concerning voter...

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RNC, NCGOP request declaratory ruling from NCSBE on absentee ballot rule, voter ID guidance

The RNC, NCGOP, and NRCC filed a 'request for Declaratory Ruling' Tuesday with the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) related to absentee ballot guidance and voter ID rules adopted by the NCSBE that Republicans believe are in conflict with state law.

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