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Tracking The Coronavirus In The Carolinas

New information is being released daily about the coronavirus and the impacts it's causing in the Carolinas.  WCCB's Digital Team will continue to update this story as new numbers are reported.

POLITICAL WRAP: Unemployment Benefits; Latest on Race for White House

Millions of jobless Americans are waiting on Congress to decide whether to extend a $600 weekly boost to unemployment benefits. Republicans are proposing another $1200 stimulus check, while offering unemployment benefits that would replace a laid-off worker's wages by up to 70 percent.

Spectrum Center To Serve As Early Voting Site For 2020 Elections

For the first time in its history, Spectrum Center, home of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, will serve as an early voting site in the upcoming 2020 elections. Spectrum Center was approved as a polling site Tuesday night by the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections.

Kanye West Criticizes Harriet Tubman At His Political Rally

Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, ranted against historical figure Harriet Tubman on Sunday, saying the Underground Railroad conductor “never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people,” comments that drew shouts of opposition from some in the crowd.

N.C. Elections Order Could Mean More Early Voting Sites

North Carolina’s top elections administrator on Friday ordered that counties open a minimum number of early in-person voting sites this fall as a way to buttress ballot access during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ll also have to be open on otherwise optional voting weekends.

Trump’s Grand GOP Convention Plans Shrink As Virus Surges

President Donald Trump’s plans for a grand convention keep shrinking, as the Republican National Committee announced Thursday it is sharply restricting attendance on three of the four nights of its convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month.

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