David Schanzer, professor of the practice at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy, and director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, gives his thoughts on the recent shooting in Garland, Texas. | Special to The Chronicle

Duke professor weighs in on Texas shooting, First Amendment debate

A recent shooting in Garland, Texas, raised questions about free speech.

President Obama visits Charlotte, talks education and workforce equity

President Barack Obama held a private town-hall discussion addressing obstacles facing working-class families and women at a local children's library Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the Triangle community gathered for a vigil in Chapel Hill earlier this month following the murder of three local college students.

Murders of three Muslims further sparks discussion on hate crime prosecution

The murders of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, NC earlier this month has brought national attention once again to how hate crimes are prosecuted in America.

Coach K congratulated on U.S. House floor

Two U.S. Representatives spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday to congratulate Coach Mike Krzyzewski on his 1,000th win against St. John's on Sunday.

A protestor holds a sign at the East Campus bus stop, where a student march ended Monday night and the participants gathered to sing and chant.

Students march to protest Ferguson decision (Video)

Chanting slogans such as “stand up, fight back,” “black lives matter, our lives matter” and “no justice, no peace, no racist police,” the march echoed protests held across the nation Monday...

'The future is unknowable': famed journalists talk state of media

Three journalists of different stripes analyzed the media’s role in November’s midterm elections and presented their views for the future of political journalism during Saturday's Zeidman...

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.

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.

A seat on the N.C. Court of Appeals, pictured above, is being contested by 19 different candidates.

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.

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.

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.

Senate candidates argue policy in second debate

Democratic senator Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis came out with guns blazing Tuesday in their second of three U.S. Senate debates.

Cash prize promised for student winner of Senate predictions

Think you can correctly predict the results of November's Senate elections? You could be the winner of $2,500.

After Republicans block student loan bill, Democrats look ahead

Senate and House Democrats will continue advocating for a student loan refinancing bill that failed to pass last week.

Homeland Security advisor Townsend discusses foreign policy, Middle East

"Our enemies will signal to us what their intentions are, and we must take them at their word."

Counterterrorism expert Benjamin talks ISIS threat, American policy

"I think that right now, there’s a lot of hyperventilation going on about the ISIS threat, and I think it undermines our ability to make good policies."

Hagan and Tillis clash over key issues in first N.C. Senate debate

Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis butted heads over legislative records on the first of three U.S. Senate debates Wednesday.

Sean Haugh, pictured, is a third-party candidate running for the U.S. Senate agains Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan.

Libertarian candidate Haugh stands to tip scales in NC Senate race

The road to the U.S. Senate runs through YouTube—at least, Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh hopes it does.

Former Director Janie Long spearheaded the effort to change the name of the LGBT Center to the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and assisted the center's move to its current location near the entrance of Bryan Center.

Search for new Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity director almost complete

The search to replace Janie Long as director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will likely be over by the end of September.

President Obama announced 19 executive reforms in response to controversy surrounding allegations that VA clinics covered up treatment delays.

Obama pledges reforms for Veterans Affairs in Charlotte speech

President Barack Obama pledged a new “culture of accountability” for the Department of Veterans Affairs during his address to the American Legion in Charlotte, N.C. Tuesday.

Polls show Hagan and Tillis remain close in Senate race

This year's North Carolina Senate race has been extremely close, with Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis trading leads over the summer.

On Saturday, the National Pan-Hellenic Council invited students to take a “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” photo on the Chapel steps.

Duke students take "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" photo for Ferguson

Several student organizations on campus are making efforts to rally support for the family of Michael Brown and show solidarity for people facing violence in Ferguson, Mo.