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Indicted NC Republican boss will keep his job after denying bribery charges and calling them ‘health setbacks’: report

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The indicted head of the North Carolina GOP will remain in his job but give up daily operations following his indictment for federal bribery charges.

CNN reported Wednesday that NC Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes announced in a statement that he is not stepping down, but will be handing over day-to-day operations to Aubrey Woodard, the chair of the state party’s 11th district.

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“In the best interest of the party,” Hayes said Wednesday, “I make this announcement today and will let our respected officers lead on a temporary basis until our regularly planned party elections this June.”

On Tuesday, the NC GOP boss and major Republican donor Greg Lindberg were, along with others, charged with allegedly undertaking a scheme “to bribe the state’s insurance commissioner for favorable treatment of certain businesses,” CNN reported.

In a statement, Hayes’ attorney Kearns Davis denied the claim and said that he will, in accordance with state party rules, “allow others to lead while he heals from recent health setbacks.”


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New Zealand may postpone general election after 4 test positive for COVID-19: PM Jacinda Ardern

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New Zealand locked down nursing homes nationwide Wednesday after a 102-day streak without the coronavirus ended, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the outbreak could force her to postpone next month's general election.

Ardern said authorities were scrambling to trace anyone who had been in contact with four Auckland residents who tested positive Tuesday, ending the dream run in which the virus had been contained at New Zealand's borders.

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city with a population of 1.5 million, was announced on Tuesday night and went into force at lunchtime on Wednesday.

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Android phones to get ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake warnings — and phones may double as tremor detectors

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Android phones will receive warnings triggered by a "ShakeAlert" earthquake early-warning system implemented on the West Coast by the US Geological Survey and partners.

ShakeAlert uses signals from hundreds of seismometers across the state to trigger warning messages that "an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent," according to the system's website.

"We saw an opportunity to use Android to provide people with timely, helpful earthquake information when they search, as well as a few seconds warning to get themselves and their loved ones to safety if needed," principal software engineer Marc Stogaitis said in a blog post.

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‘Don’t talk about racism, racist’: Trump scorched after claiming Biden-Harris campaign has a ‘racism problem’

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President Donald Trump continued to lash out at Kamala Harris after the California Democrat was chosen to join the 2020 Democratic Party ticket as presumptive nominee Joe Biden's running mate.

At a news conference following the selection, Trump complained about Harris being "nasty."

After 10 p.m. on Monday, Trump tweeted out an attack ad claiming "Joe Biden has a racism problem."

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's line of attack:

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