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Vehicles line up Thursday at a gas station on Ocracoke Island of the Outer Banks. An estimated 10,000 tourists were ordered to evacuate the island after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people stranded without air conditioning or places to eat. C. Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer via AP hide caption

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A man votes in November in Durham, N.C. The U.S. Supreme Court had refused to reinstate strict voter restrictions in time for Election Day. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chair of the House Freedom Caucus, speaks during a news conference in February on Affordable Care Act replacement legislation. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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Voters Back Home Don't Mind If Mark Meadows Bucks Authority

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The school paddle is seen in principal David Matheson's office at Robbinsville High School, one of just a few schools in the state that still use corporal punishment. Mike Belleme for NPR hide caption

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Where Corporal Punishment Is Still Used In Schools, Its Roots Run Deep

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The second round of the 2016 NCAA men's basketball tournament at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. The NCAA pulled championship events from the state this year because of the controversial "bathroom bill"; the sporting events will now be returning. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images hide caption

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Cassandra Thomas of Human Rights Campaign holds a sign advocating the repeal of HB2 on Dec. 7, 2016, in Charlotte. Brian Gomsak/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign hide caption

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chair of the House Freedom Caucus, speaks during a news conference on Affordable Care Act replacement legislation in February. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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A confederacy of prison reform activists rallied at City Hall in New York City to demand that it close the long-controversial Rikers Island Corrections facility where, among others, Kalief Browder, died; critics maintain that the prison is unsafe and prolonged detention of inmates at the facility is a violation of Constitutional due process rights. Albin Lohr-Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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In Season Three: Episode Two- While Luis finds himself sinking further into servitude on the farm, Isaac tries to protect Coy from abusive conditions in the fields. Meanwhile, Jeanette begins to wonder if her family is down-playing a trailer fire, which killed a number of their undocumented workers. Nicole Wilder/ABC hide caption

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The billboard being debated sits off Business 40 Westbound outside Winston-Salem, N.C. Paul Garber/WFDD hide caption

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Billboard About Gender Roles Sparks Debate, Protest In North Carolina

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