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NC’s 12-week abortion ban went into effect after last-minute changes. Here’s what the law will actually do

(07/02/23 11:22pm)

A new North Carolina abortion law went into effect Saturday, banning most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, restricting abortion-related medications and creating new regulatory requirements for abortion clinics. 

President Biden signed a debt ceiling bill into law. Here’s what it might mean for your student loans

(06/08/23 1:53am)

President Joseph Biden signed legislation on Saturday to lift the federal debt ceiling and impose limits on government spending until 2025, averting what would have been the nation's first-ever debt default. The law eliminates the possibility of further suspensions of mandatory student loan payments. 

Proposed NC bill would require sheriffs to hold suspects for at least 48 hours, cooperate with ICE if immigration status unknown

(03/08/23 1:55pm)

House Bill 10 — the “Require Sheriffs to Cooperate with ICE Act” — has recently advanced to the North Carolina House Rules Committee and could soon see a vote by the state House.

How many students are appealing their QuadEx quad connections?

(02/15/23 1:51pm)

Under Duke’s new residential housing system, rising sophomores are required to live in their linked West Campus quad and choose roommates and blockmates from the same quad. But for those who may not have found community in their East Campus quad, Duke offers the option to complete an appeal request to switch to a different quad. 

What's TikTok saying about IUDs? A Duke study takes a deep dive

(01/17/23 2:38am)

Like millions of other users, Jenny Wu, a current medical resident in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke's School of Medicine, joined TikTok at the start of the pandemic. Unlike millions of other users, Wu took the content TikTok’s algorithm recommended to her and turned it into a study. 

Though NC governor maintains veto power, activists and physicians remain wary of future of abortion access

(12/22/22 5:20pm)

Ahead of the midterm elections, student groups and physicians were preparing for the possibility of an abortion ban in North Carolina. But after Republicans fell just one House seat short of a supermajority, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper held onto his veto power over bills that pass the General Assembly. After all the votes were counted, Gov. Cooper still holds veto power over Republican backed bills from the legislative branch.

Out of the ‘Duke bubble’: Duke Hunting and Conservation Club seeks to foster community for hunting, environmental stewardship

(12/01/22 4:13am)

It was a brisk November day, and the Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School stood out against a backdrop of fall leaves and farmland. Fourteen Duke students had traveled over 40 minutes to the shooting range, some with personal rifles in tow. One by one, the students took aim at clay targets. The sound of the gunfire pierced through the forest silence, accompanied by the students’ soft chatter. Some students gave each other pointers on shooting technique; others reminisced about their hunting clubs at home. One remarked that he had finally gotten out of the “Duke bubble.”