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The U.S. House of Representatives is debating an article of impeachment against President Trump following the violence at the U.S. Capitol last week. The article charges Trump with an incitement of insurrection.

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Updated at 11:45 a.m.

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.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., celebrates with his wife Susan, at a election night rally Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Mooresville, N.C.
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Updated at 2:40 a.m. on 11/4/2020

It was too soon to call North Carolina's U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham early Wednesday, with many votes yet to be counted.

Tillis, a first-term senator, led Cunningham by nearly 97,000 votes from among more than 5.4 million votes counted in the unofficial tally. There were still up to 117,000 outstanding mail-in absentee ballots and an unknown number of provisional ballots cast.

Patricia Timmons-Goodson
Duke University Law School

A soft-spoken former state Supreme Court justice who’s challenging a four-term incumbent represents one of several U.S. House races in which Democrats are hoping to reshape North Carolina's congressional delegation through redrawn district boundaries, strong candidates and a high-turnout presidential race.

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A House committee will grill Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over whether there is any political motivation behind recent service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service right as the agency expects to handle tens of millions of mail in ballots this fall.

Four Big Tech CEOs spent Wednesday being grilled — virtually — by House lawmakers, creating a first-ever spectacle that was by turns revealing and, inevitably, awkward.

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The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are testifying before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee on Wednesday about the market power of these major online platforms.

John Lewis
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On March 7, 1965, John Lewis led a march of hundreds of civil rights activists from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to fight for voting rights and African-American suffrage. When they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Lewis and the activists met a wall of state troopers. Violence ensued and Lewis was brutally beaten, suffering a fractured skull, on a day that would come to be known as "Bloody Sunday."

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding oversight hearings on the Trump Administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Top public health officials including Anthony Fauci and CDC director Robert Redfield will testify.

WUNCPolitics Podcast
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Lawmakers in the North Carolina General Assembly have begun redrawing congressional districts again. 

Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Walker is in his third term representing what is currently known as the 6th District. The boundaries have already shifted several times since he first took office. 

Walker talks about the frustrations of constant redistricting, why he joined a protest against the impeachment inquiry process, and why he's pushing to let college athletes get paid. 


Official portrait of U.S. Representative Walter Jones
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U.S. Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina died this Sunday at age 76. He was the second in his family to serve in Congress and was known for voting across party lines and for crossing those lines himself. He served as a Democrat in the North Carolina General Assembly for five terms before switching to the Republican party ahead of his first run for the U.S. House.