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Plagiarism: Rhino Times passes off large portions of press release as original reporting

The Rhino Times published an article on November 1, 2019 with the title State Puts Out Good News On Child Fatality [sic]. The author is identified as Rhino Times writer Scott Yost. Substantial portions of the article were copied word-for-word without attribution from a press release from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and falsely represented as original reporting.

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Process for drawing new congressional maps may look a lot like one used for legislative districts

Experts say the General Assembly may soon enter another round of map redraws. The speculation stems from an Oct. 28 court injunction, in which a three-judge panel in Harper v. Lewis ordered no preparations be made for the 2020 congressional elections based on 2016 maps. The fact the court was willing to stall election preparations suggests plaintiffs will likely win the case, leaving legislators to draw new maps, said Michael Bitzer, professor of politics and history at Catawba College.

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