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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina Supreme Court candidate fighting to have his party affiliation listed on the November ballot has won a second victory in court. A Wake County Superior Court judge halted enforcement of a new law removing certain judicial candidates' party affiliation. The preliminary injunction issued Monday will remain in place until two lawsuits over the issue can be resolved.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - There are more comings and goings at the North Carolina House as one Republican member will resign and local activists chose a replacement for a Democrat who stepped down last week. GOP Rep. Linda Hunt Williams of Wake County announced Monday she is retiring because her husband is taking a job in Louisiana. And Forsyth County Democrats chose Winston-Salem council member Derwin Montgomery to replace departing Rep. Ed Hanes in the House and on the fall ballot.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore says the Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, though so far it's having less of an impact than he initially feared. In an interview Monday with The Associated Press in Greensboro, Gore cited the Paris Climate Accord as one example of the Trump administration failing to change environmental rules as quickly as it might want.

PINEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A manager at an office supply store in North Carolina has been fired after a pregnant woman shopping there was confronted about what she was concealing beneath her shirt: "Twins," she said. Sherell Bates tells WSOC-TV she was paying for back-to-school supplies Friday when a police officer had her step aside and explain what was under her shirt. She says she felt humiliated and lifted up her shirt to expose her belly.

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