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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a confirmation hearing Monday for Merrick Garland, President Biden's nominee for attorney general.

Though President Biden signed an executive order allowing transgender people to serve in the military, would-be recruits are waiting for the Pentagon to develop policies before they can enlist.

A "Latinos for Biden-Harris" sign hangs on a building in Milwaukee during a get-out-the-vote effort.
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Latino voters were a significant factor in electing President Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

A report by UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative showed that they helped flip two states — Arizona and Georgia — where they collectively make up about 80% of the nation’s Latino electorate, along with 11 other states.

Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church Rev. Dr. William Barber II, left, speaks as Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, right, listens
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Reverend William Barber of Goldsboro delivered the homily at the official prayer service for the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden on Thursday.

Barber is known nationally for his political activism.

Members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration, with some of them attending the ceremony in D.C. on Wednesday.

Rep. Alma Adams, the congresswoman who represents Charlotte, was there along with Reps. Deborah Ross, G.K. Butterfield, and Kathy Manning — all Democrats.

In a video posted to social media before the ceremony, Adams congratulated Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and pledged to work with them.


Joe Biden is giving his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.

NPR reporters are annotating his speech live with fact checks and analysis.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are being sworn in Wednesday as the president and vice president of the United States.

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President-elect Joe Biden is formally introducing his nominee for attorney general, Merrick Garland, Thursday afternoon.

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All but one of North Carolina's Republican delegates to the U.S. House had said publicly that they planned to object to electoral college votes before the chaos that interrupted the certification of Joe Biden's presidential victory Wednesday.

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Members of Congress are formally counting the Electoral College votes from the 2020 Presidental Election on Wednesday.

Several elected officials from North Carolina are in the mix for positions within President-elect Joe Biden's administration. State Environmental Secretary Michael Regan, for one, has been tapped to lead the EPA.

Aisha Dew and Clark Riemer discuss the developments in our weekly review of state politics. They also share who makes their naughty and nice lists for 2020.

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President-elect Joe Biden has picked an experienced but not widely known state regulator, Michael S. Regan of North Carolina, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

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In the midst of a year fraught with racial injustice and an ongoing pandemic, there has been a glimmer of hope for Brayan Guevara and his mother, Nodia Mena: Joe Biden is now president-elect.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden taking a selfie with supporters during a campaign rally in Durham's historically-black Hillside High School on Sunday, October 27, 2019.
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President-elect Joe Biden is introducing key members of his incoming economic team Tuesday afternoon.

Voting signs were posted outside of White Rock Baptist Church in Durham on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
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The North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday, awarding the state's 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump.


President-elect Joe Biden is formally announcing his most recent nominees and appointments for his incoming administration.

Voters walk past campaign signs at the Graham Civic Center polling location in Graham, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
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North Carolina Republicans are frustrated that national media outlets haven't called the state for President Donald Trump yet in last week's election.


Former Vice President Joe Biden will address the American people as president-elect after a win in Pennsylvania put him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold needed on Saturday.

Marchers made their way across downtown Durham on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 calling for all votes from Tuesday's election to be counted.
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As North Carolinians await final results in key political battles in an unprecedented election year, state officials say it's business as usual.

Joe Biden has won the state of Michigan, according to The Associated Press. With the call, the Democratic nominee adds 16 electoral votes to his column and makes his second inroad at rebuilding the "blue wall" around the Great Lakes. Wisconsin was called for Biden earlier Wednesday.

The win gives Biden 264 electoral votes. If the AP calls any remaining state for Biden, he would reach 270 electoral votes, and by the AP's count, he would be president-elect.

Rally goers stop at East Parrish St. and North Church St. in downtown Durham on Wed., November 4, 2020.
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More than 200 people marched around downtown Durham Wednesday afternoon calling for a proper tally of all ballots cast in Tuesday's election.

A voter leaves a voting site at Agriculture Center in Pittsboro on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 as if to be walking down a red carpet made of political signs.
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The Associated Press has not declared a winner in North Carolina’s presidential contest because the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is too early to call.

Left to right, top then bottom: Bridget Pittman, Rachel Johnson, Danyelle Dunkett, Kelice Agosto, Asya Coles and Gloria Winston-Harris were at a North Carolina Central University polling place on Nov. 3, 2020.
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This post will be updated frequently on Nov. 3, 2020 with the latest information and breaking news on Election Day in North Carolina. The latest updates will be entered at the top with timestamps. Scroll down for older updates.

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There’s a good chance that Americans won’t know the winner of Tuesday’s presidential election when they go to bed that night, but North Carolinians should have a decent idea of who will win in their state.

North Carolina's elections office is predicting that at the end of Election Day it will be able to tally and report at least 97% of all ballots cast.

Women listen during a drive-in rally for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.
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Campaign contributions are considered a form of speech, and in the 2020 election, women are shouting.

More than ever, women are reaching deeper into their pockets to help sway elections. In North Carolina, those donations favor Democrats.

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In the final days before the election, both the Trump and Biden campaigns are trying their luck at courting a last few votes. They are hoping Lumbee voters may help swing the state.

Over the weekend, Trump greeted thousands at a rally in Lumberton, Robeson County. The visit came on the heels of recent statements from both Trump and Biden asserting support for full federal recognition for the Lumbee tribe.

A red rectangular sign with a white border and white stars at the top reading 'Polling Place' in white text. There is a large white arrow between the words polling and place, pointing to the right. The sign in some grass near a street.
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More than a third of registered voters in the U.S. have already cast their ballots. North Carolina saw visits from the president and vice president this week as early voting winds down and Election Day approaches. 

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South of Fayetteville along I-95 is North Carolina’s outlier county. It is one of the most diverse and poorest of the hundred. But, like the state as a whole, Robeson County is contested in the 2020 elections.


President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating. 

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President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense over the weekend as both campaigned in states they are trying to flip during the Nov. 3 election, just over two weeks away.