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North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who narrowly unseated Republican Pat McCrory in November, announced Tuesday that he is reversing course in a major voting rights case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The state will no longer defend a series of voting restrictions passed in 2013 by the GOP-controlled legislature and signed by McCrory that a federal appeals court has ruled constitute unconstitutional "race-based vote suppression."

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At a town hall event Monday night, freshman Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) faced a sometimes rowdy crowd of constituents confronting him about Republican plans to repeal Obamacare and white nationalist influences on President Donald Trump's administration.

The event, held in a high school auditorium, reached capacity with 750 poeple packed inside, leaving a few hundred more standing outside during the town hall, according to local television station WAVY.

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