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North Carolina 9th district Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris, with his wife Beth, claims victory in his congressional race in Monroe, N.C. The race, however, has yet to be certified as authorities look into fraud claims in the eastern part of the district. Nell Redmond/AP hide caption

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'Whatever It Took': Republican Mark Harris' Path To The Election That Won't End

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A snow plow moves on a snowy Durham, N.C., street on Sunday. Weather Prediction Center forecaster David Roth told NPR this could be a "historic storm" for southwest Virginia and western North Carolina. Jonathan Drew/AP hide caption

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An employee at the Utah County Election office puts mail in ballots into a container to register the vote in the midterm elections on November 6. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Voting By Mail Is On The Rise, But Could Alleged N.C. Election Fraud Change That?

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Democrat Dan McCready (left) and Republican Mark Harris are the candidates at the center of a contested race to represent North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. The state is investigating claims that a GOP operative may have manipulated ballots. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Activist Maya Little, photographed in May before the toppling of the "Silent Sam" Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Little was arrested and charged on Tuesday, after protesting the university's plans to bring the statue back to campus. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Stacy Holcomb, 57, stands in front of his home in Bladenboro, N.C., where he says he was approached by a woman during the midterm elections and offered assistance submitting an absentee ballot, an occurrence that many in Bladen County have said happened to them. Justin Kase Conder for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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North Carolina Republican Mark Harris leads Democrat Dan McCready by more than 900 votes, but the state election board has delayed certifying his electoral victory in the 9th Congressional District race. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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At least 36 students at a North Carolina school have become infected with chickenpox. The school has many students whose parents claimed a religious exemption from state vaccination requirements. Milos Bataveljic/Getty Images hide caption

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Gaston County Elections Director Adam Ragan tests equipment. Alexandra Olgin/WFAE hide caption

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Early Voting Changes In North Carolina Spark Bipartisan Controversy

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This map, a screenshot from The Opportunity Atlas, shows household income in 2014-2015 for people born between 1978 and 1983 to low-income parents. In areas that are more red, people who grew up in low-income households tended to stay low-income. In areas that are more blue, people who grew up in low-income households tended to make more money. The Opportunity Atlas/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods

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Jerry Gray with his dog, Zoe, whom he also calls Sweetie and Hard Head. Zoe was the only pet his deceased wife, Hilda, would allow in their house. After losing his wife — and now his house — Gray says Zoe means everything to him. "If I lost her, forget it," he says. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Floodwaters From Florence Hit Elderly Hard

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John Gallagher in his truck in Fayetteville, N.C. "We've just been taking dispatch calls for swift water rescues, rescuing animals, missing persons," Gallagher said. Maddalena Richards/NPR hide caption

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The Cajun Navy: Heroes Or Hindrances In Hurricanes?

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Augustin Dieudomme looks toward the flooded entrance of his apartment complex near the Cape Fear River in Fayetteville, N.C., on Tuesday, as the river continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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A house is surrounded by flood water in Lumberton, N.C., on Monday. Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Florence Death Toll Rises To 32 As Rivers Continue To Flood In N.C. And S.C.

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Jacob Harrelson and his wife, Beth, install protective plywood on a local business in anticipation of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C., on Wednesday. Phyllis B. Dooney for NPR hide caption

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Florence Making Landfall On Carolina Coast, Bringing Storm Surge, Heavy Rain

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