Military general talks Latin American security issues
Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, former commander in chief of the U.S. Southern Command, spoke at the Sanford School of Public Policy Wednesday evening about foreign policy in Latin America and the Caribbean.
'You can tell the story either way': journalist on Israel-Palestine conflict
In light of the increasing tension between Israeli and Palestine this summer, Ethan Bronner, deputy national editor of The New York Times, discussed the crisis and its implications at the Sanford...
N.C. early voting revealed as vulnerable to identity fraud
With North Carolina's new voter identification law poised to take effect in 2016, one nonprofit organization used the midterm elections to show that committing voter fraud is currently easier than...
N.C. becomes last state to give criminal defendants jury choice
This week, North Carolina voters approved a new constitutional amendment by a 54 to 43 percent vote, allowing defendants to choose the type of their trial.
New voting laws present confusion at the polls
A number of students and local residents were turned away from voting locations on Election Day, due in part to the voting laws passed last year eliminating out-of-precinct voting and same-day...
Butterfield retains House seat in landslide victory
Butterfield won re-election in the 1st Congressional District of North Carolina—which encompasses part of Durham County, including Duke—with 73 percent of the vote against Republican challenger...
'We have swept the nation': Tillis takes Hagan's Senate seat in GOP triumph
Republican Thom Tillis narrowly defeated Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in the race for North Carolina's Senate seat as the GOP took control of Congress in the midterm elections.
Early voting turnout increases amid concerns over voter ID law
Some experts initially said that a 2013 bill limiting early voting would drive down voter turnout, but early voter turnout has increased across the state, with Democrats accounting for much of the...
Durham pharm. company tests potential Ebola treatment
The drug, called brincidofovir, has powerful antiviral characteristics and can be used safely through orally administered doses.
Immigration reform a likely tipping point in Senate race
Immigration remains a hot-button issue in the North Carolina Senate election, as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis face off today in what many have deemed a dead heat contest.
Public education cuts add fuel to Senate race
North Carolina is now ranked among the states that have cut the most in per-pupil spending over the past seven years, according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ report released in October.
Gang violence contributes to increase in Durham crime
Durham saw a 30 percent increase in violent crime in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.
Monster's Ball: a Halloween 'reflection of what Durham is'
Monster’s Ball—an idea conceived by Durham-residents Jeff Johnson and King Kenney in 2008 and temporarily put on hold in 2011—is returning to Ninth Street this year.
Republicans challenge same-sex marriage, appeal Amendment One decision
Although state legislators were granted the ability to challenge the decision several days after the ruling, political observers have noted that a successful appeal is unlikely.
With 19 candidates running, N.C. Court of Appeals ballot atypically full
In an unusually tight race, 19 candidates are currently vying for the one seat available on North Carolina's Court of Appeals.
Inform your vote: a guide to the 2014 U.S. House of Representatives election
Democrat G.K. Butterfield is seeking a sixth consecutive term against Republican Arthur Rich, who has never held public office.
Inform your vote: a guide to the 2014 U.S. Senate election
With less than a week until Election Day, take a look at how the two candidates stack up on key issues.
3,100 students implicated in UNC academic scandal
An eight-month investigation into the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill revealed that the university’s “shadow curriculum” benefited more than 3,000 students—many of...
Netflix meets Capitol Hill in panel discussion
Students and guest speakers discussed the real-life influences on the popular Netflix series "House of Cards" within congressional politics Tuesday night.
Experts offer advice for same sex-couples in wake of marriage legalization
Get Ready for Marriage North Carolina, an event hosted by Equality NC, offered legal and financial advice for those directly affected by the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in North Carolina
Duke teams with NCCU for transport to early voting
The Go Vote Early program will transport students and employees from Duke to an early voting polling site at NCCU in late October.
Durham celebrates first same-sex marriages
More than a dozen couples wed in downtown's Old Courthouse Monday—the first full day that North Carolina issued same-sex marriage licenses.
Three candidates spar in final Senate debate
Read about the major topics covered by Kay Hagan, Thom Tillis and Sean Haugh in the third debate of the Senate race and where the candidates stood.
Duke graduate helps train "smartest dog in the world"
Chaser, a 10-year-old Border Collie, recognizes the names of over 1,000 objects—making her vocabulary range three times that of an average two-year old human. John
Jump in crime inspires Walk for Life march
After violent crime in Durham saw a 30 percent increase in the first half of 2014, local activists are targeting change among the city's youth.
Student line turns chaotic as Wallace Wade reaches capacity
New center joins biology, analytics
Bubonic plague findings shed light on potential infection treatments
'An excruciating choice': Patton reflects on decision to depart for Middlebury
Neuroscience and philosophy seminars to inspire mingling of disciplines