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100 days into term, Trump’s approval slumps in North Carolina

Donald Trump was elected president in November with 49.9 percent of the vote in North Carolina, but today only 41.6 percent of Tar Heel voters approve of the job he is doing, says Jason Husser, director of the Elon University Poll. Trump has time to regain the confidence of North Carolina voters before the 2018 midterm election, but his support in North Carolina is lower than most presidents this early in their terms.

Living

Making Durham’s public art more visible to all

For retired Judge Craig Brown, the DADA project (for Durham Audio Described Art) unveiled Tuesday in CCB Plaza represents the removal of a partial barrier to enjoying visual art. Brown has been blind for about 25 years. Before he became blind, he enjoyed visiting museums and galleries, but his blindness took away that enjoyment.

National

A ‘chop shop for eagles’: Smuggling ring had garbage bags of eagle parts, feds say

Fifteen people face federal charges after a two-year undercover investigation turned up things such as garbage bags full of eagle bits; talons laid out like watches on a kitchen floor; bloody smuggling routes said to stretch from hunting grounds in Wyoming to black markets in Los Angeles or much farther, the feds say. An informant bought thousands of dollars worth of eagle parts, once trading black bear claws and $1,000 cash for a feathered headdress, according to the indictment. Authorities say that an intact eagle carcass could fetch upward of $1,000 on the black market.

Videos

Video: A celebration of belonging at the Reality Ministries Annual Talent Show

Follow Tony Simpson, 66, as he performs one of his favorite hymns "Great is Thy Faithfulness," for the Reality Ministries Annual Talent Show​ at DPAC​. The free show, a fundraiser for Reality Ministries​, a nonprofit that serves teens and adults with disabilities, was sold out weeks in advance.
Casey Toth ctoth@heraldsun.com
Video: A celebration of belonging at the Reality Ministries Annual Talent Show 3:44

Video: A celebration of belonging at the Reality Ministries Annual Talent Show

Video: 8-year-old ‘drafted’ to UNC cross-country team 1:27

Video: 8-year-old ‘drafted’ to UNC cross-country team

Video: Future farmers learn and compete at annual Central Piedmont Jr. Livestock Show 1:54

Video: Future farmers learn and compete at annual Central Piedmont Jr. Livestock Show

Raw Video: Rising water at the Eno River 1:06

Raw Video: Rising water at the Eno River