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The Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a relative of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, resigned on Monday as pastor from a North Carolina church. Above, Lee speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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North Carolina Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger says Democrats are looking to deflect blame for their electoral losses. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators march from the courthouse to the jail in Durham, N.C. Dozens of protesters attempted to turn themselves in to law enforcement Thursday in solidarity with those who have been arrested for toppling a Confederate monument earlier this week. Jonathan Drew/AP hide caption

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Visitors had to leave Ocracoke Island, lining up at this gas station as they set off, when electricity was cut off on July 27. Evacuation orders for the North Carolina holiday spot are lifted as of noon Friday, along with those for Hatteras Island, now that power has been restored. C. Leinbach/AP hide caption

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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus at the state Capitol in April 2017. Straus opposes efforts by other powerful Republicans to pass a 'bathroom bill' that would affect transgender people. Martin do Nascimento/KUT hide caption

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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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