by Paul Blest
Pence arrived in Raleigh just after 1 a.m. and is slated to speak at 9 a.m. at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. His solo-visit comes amid concerns from North Carolina's Republican Party brass over Trump's slow get-out-the-vote efforts here.2. Supreme Court grants stay to block transgender kid from using the right bathroom.
So on Wednesday, the Trump campaign decided to shake things up. This week, Trump replaced Earl Phillips as his North Carolina campaign state director.
Trump has tapped Jason Simmons to take over. Simmons is a veteran of Mitt Romney's 2012 North Carolina campaign team which eked out a Tar Heel State victory over President Obama in their general election matchup.
Even with Trump's ground game struggles in North Carolina, he only trails Clinton by half a point here in the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls.
The case was brought by a transgender student, Gavin Grimm, who contested the school district's refusal to let him use the boys' bathroom. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled in his favor in April but put its ruling on hold so the school board could appeal. The Supreme Court's order keeps the old rules in place.3. A man was shot and killed last night in Durham.
The court's four conservative justices were joined by Justice Stephen Breyer in blocking the transgender student's earlier victory. The three other liberal justices said they would have denied the school board's request.
The battle over so-called bathroom bills has played out in many states as Republican lawmakers seek to force students to use facilities that correspond to their gender at birth, and transgender students fight for the right to follow their gender identity.
Durham police are investigating a homicide after a man was shot and killed early Thursday morning.4. A US woman was killed and five others injured in a knife attack in London.
Just after 12:45 a.m., police officers were called to the 3500 block of Westgate Drive, near the South Square shopping center off Martin Luther King Parkway, about a shooting.
When they arrived, they found a man inside a green SUV that was on a curb outside of a Taco Bell. He was suffering from a gunshot wound. Another vehicle, a gray sedan, was also found wrecked nearby.
Police believe the attack in Russell Square on Wednesday was "spontaneous", with victims "selected at random".That's it. Have a good one.
The woman who died was thought to be in her 60s. The injured people were from Britain, America, Israel and Australia.
Police arrested a 19-year-old Norwegian national of Somali origin. They say there is no evidence of radicalisation.
Speaking at a press conference, the Met's assistant commissioner for specialist operations, Mark Rowley, said the police investigation "increasingly points" to the attack being "triggered by mental health issues".