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BofA sues federal government for $199.8M

Bank of America Corp. has sued the U.S. government for $199.8 million, the amount the bank says it is owed on interest paid to the Internal Revenue Service. Charlotte-based BofA contends in its suit that the IRS erred on how it calculated interest on federal income tax overpayments and underpayments. The complaint covers remittances made […]

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Harvey latest: Death toll rises to 39; $5.9B federal relief planned

Authorities are raising Harvey’s death toll to 39 almost a week after the storm slammed into the Texas coast.

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General Assembly Approves New Legislative Maps. Next Up, Federal Court.

After more than a week of tense back-and-forth among lawmakers and an angry public hearing, the legislature voted this afternoon to approve new legislative district maps. Lawmakers were ordered to redraw the maps after the Supreme Court sided with a lower court ruling that 28¬†of the state’s 170 legislative districts were illegally racially gerrymandered. Republican […]

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As Wake County Funds Behavioral Health Care, Officials Worry About State and Federal Cuts

Wake County is holding steady on its commitment to helping people with behavioral health problems, but a growing population and shortfalls in other funding sources means the need keeps growing. At a four-hour work session Monday, county commissioners and officials including Regina Petteway, director of Wake County Human Services, and District Attorney Lorrin Freeman asked […]

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