May 30, 2020
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New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

This microscope image made available by the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research in 2015 shows human colon cancer cells with the nuclei stained red. On Friday, May 29, 2020, doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control

  • Nation’s capital set to begin a gradual reopening on Friday

    District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Washington. Bowser announced the start of the Phase 1 response to the coronavirus in Washington is to begin Friday, May 29. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
  • CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery

    This photo provided by Nuro shows a Nuro vehicle in front of a CVS Pharmacy. CVS Health said Thursday, May 28, 2020 it will partner with Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro on deliveries of medicines and other products to customers
  • SpaceX on cusp of launching astronauts, back on home turf

    NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley, left, and Robert Behnken walk outside the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The two astronauts will fly on a SpaceX test
  • Branson’s Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

    A Virgin Orbit Boeing 747-400 aircraft named Cosmic Girl prepares to land back at Mojave Air and Space Port in the desert north of Los Angeles Monday, May 25, 2020. Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit failed Monday in its first test
  • Trump says Cooper must make a decision on RNC

    President Donald Trump participates in a briefing with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper about Hurricane Dorian at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Havelock, N.C., aboard Air Force One. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) RALEIGH — President
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Branson’s Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

A Virgin Orbit Boeing 747-400 aircraft named Cosmic Girl prepares to land back at Mojave Air and Space Port in the desert north of Los Angeles Monday, May 25, 2020. Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit failed Monday in its first test

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Trump says Cooper must make a decision on RNC

President Donald Trump participates in a briefing with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper about Hurricane Dorian at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Havelock, N.C., aboard Air Force One. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) RALEIGH — President

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Trump: US may rethink decision to exit surveillance treaty

FILE – In this June 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk to participate in a group photo at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. The Trump administration is notifying international partners that it

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Perry’s studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, actor-filmmaker and author Tyler Perry poses for a portrait in New York. Perry is looking to reopen his 330-acre Atlanta-based mega studio soon, but other studios in Georgia are anxiously waiting

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Karen Pence speaks on health benefits of getting outdoors

FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, poses for a photograph in her office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House campus in Washington. Second Lady Pence visited

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Coastal Plain League prepares for July 1 start with states’ OK

McCrary Park, home to the Asheboro Copperheads, remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Coastal Plain League plans to resume play July 1. (North State Journal) Baseball will be played in North Carolina this summer. The Coastal Plain

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COVID-19 data sharing with law enforcement sparks concern

FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2020 file photo Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton speaks during a news conference at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, left, watches. Under pressure from law enforcement, Tennessee’s

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Tropical Storm Arthur crawls closer to North Carolina coast

Forecast track of TS Arthur via the National Hurricane Center WILMINGTON — Life-threatening surf and rip currents will spread along U.S. East coast beaches in the days ahead as Tropical Storm Arthur kicks up ocean swells offshore, the National Hurricane

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Judge blocks governor’s virus-related orders on churches

GREENVILLE – A federal judge in North Carolina on Saturday sided with Christian leaders and blocked the enforcement of restrictions that Gov. Roy Cooper ordered affecting indoor religious services during the coronavirus pandemic. The order from Judge James C. Dever