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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 30, 2017, to announce that he signed a HB142, a compromise replacement bill for HB2, that the N.C. General Assembly passed earlier in the day. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 7:28 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is ready to start holding events again in North Carolina after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. In a statement Friday, the league said its Council of Presidents has voted to again consider North Carolina sites...
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March 31, 2017 - 4:29 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is ready to start holding events again in North Carolina after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. In a statement Friday, the league said its Council of Presidents has voted to again consider North Carolina sites...
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 30, 2017, to announce that he signed a HB142, a compromise replacement bill for HB2, that the N.C. General Assembly passed earlier in the day. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 2:10 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tense negotiations over a deal to undo North Carolina's "bathroom bill" gave way Friday to uncertainty. Will the compromise Gov. Roy Cooper signed Thursday quash the furor that made businesses, sporting events, conventions and entertainers pull out of the state in a yearlong...
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 30, 2017, to announce that he signed a HB142, a compromise replacement bill for HB2, that the N.C. General Assembly passed earlier in the day. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 2:08 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tense negotiations over a deal to undo North Carolina's "bathroom bill" have given way to uncertainty. Will the compromise Gov. Roy Cooper signed Thursday quash the furor that made businesses, sporting events, conventions and entertainers pull out of the state in a yearlong...
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 30, 2017, to announce that he signed a HB142, a compromise replacement bill for HB2, that the N.C. General Assembly passed earlier in the day. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 3:20 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has rolled back a state law that blocked some anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, but questions persist whether politicians have done enough to coax back the businesses and sports leagues who withdrew lucrative plans from the state. Initial reactions...
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 30, 2017, to announce that he signed a HB142, a compromise replacement bill for HB2, that the N.C. General Assembly passed earlier in the day. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 5:57 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments. The compromise plan , announced Wednesday night by the Democratic...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, Republican leaders Rep. Tim Moore, left, and Sen. Phil Berger, hold a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill." Details about the replacement weren't immediately available, Moore and Berger declined to take questions during a brief news conference. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 5:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom law" (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Atlantic Coast Conference says it will consider bringing championship events back to North Carolina after a deal was approved to roll back the state's "bathroom bill...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, Republican leaders Rep. Tim Moore, left, and Sen. Phil Berger, hold a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night that they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill." Details about the replacement weren't immediately available, Moore and Berger declined to take questions during a brief news conference. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 2:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom law" (all times local): 2:45 p.m. North Carolina's rollback of the state's "bathroom bill" doesn't satisfy at least one member of Bruce Springsteen's band, which canceled a concert last year over the law...
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North Carolina Senate President pro tem Phil Berger, right, and Senate Democratic leader Sen. Dan Blue announce a bill to replace the controversial HB2 or “bathroom bill” at the North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The bill passed the committee and now goes to the full Senate. (Chris Seward /The News & Observer via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 2:02 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers voted Thursday to roll back North Carolina's "bathroom bill" in a bid to end the backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments. The compromise plan, announced Wednesday night...
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North Carolina Senate President pro tem Phil Berger, right, and Senate Democratic leader Sen. Dan Blue announce a bill to replace the controversial HB2 or “bathroom bill” at the North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The bill passed the committee and now goes to the full Senate. (Chris Seward /The News & Observer via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 12:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A compromise that would roll back North Carolina's contentious "bathroom bill" cleared a key hurdle Thursday when senators approved the measure, but it may not go far enough to quell furor surrounding the law limiting LGBT protections. Gay and civil rights groups say the...
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