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- Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported.
- A federal appeals court wants to examine swiftly a trial judge's ruling this week upholding North Carolina's voting law changes, which include a photo identification mandate to cast a ballot in person.
- President Barack Obama's latest pick to fill a longstanding vacancy in eastern North Carolina's federal courts already appears scuttled by Sen. Richard Burr, who blames the president for not acting in good faith.
- U.S. officials say that the service members received administrative punishments, and no criminal charges were filed in connection with the U.S. airstrike in the northern city of Kunduz. A number of those punished are U.S. special operations forces.
- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that former House Speaker John Boehner let his "inner Trump come out" when he called Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" during a talk to students at Stanford University.
- A federal judge has sentenced Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison in a hush-money case that centered on accusations that the former U.S. House speaker sexually abused at least four students when he was a high school wrestling coach.
- NBC News projects Donald Trump winning all five Republican primary contests held Tuesday, Hillary Clinton winning four of the Democratic primaries, and Bernie Sanders takes home one win.
- Dozens of protesters arrested late Monday at North Carolina's Legislative Building have been released after a day of demonstrations for and against a law limiting protections for LGBT people.
- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and a top General Assembly leader say the state's new law on LGBT rights and transgender bathroom rules won't be repealed during this year's legislative session.
- The NCAA has charged The University of North Carolina with five violations, including failing to sufficiently monitor its academic support program for athletes, in its long-running fraud scandal.
- Rain is in the forecast for the last week of April and first week of May across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, but it may not be enough to relieve an elevated threat for brush fires.
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