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TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA-BALLOT BATTLE

RALEIGH, N.C. — A second effort by North Carolina legislators to put two constitutional amendments on the fall ballot should soon be completed. The state Senate planned Monday to debate and vote on a pair of amendments that attempt to comply with a ruling by judges last week. Republican lawmakers called a special session last Friday, when the House voted for the replacement amendments. By Gary Robertson. MOVED: 130 words. UPCOMING:: 500 words by 5 p.m.

POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN-STALWARTS

CARTHAGE, N.C. — As the Poor People's Campaign launches a new initiative, its charismatic leader is working with the generation of civil rights leaders who stood by the Rev. Martin Luther King's side and continued his efforts to stamp out poverty and racism after his assassination. "The movement for love and justice and truth is always a continuation. It's never completed," said the Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign. "And you never approach any movement for justice as though you were the first one." By Martha Waggoner And Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 850 words, photos.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

SENATE-DEBATE

WILMINGTON, Del. — U.S. Sen. Tom Carper debates Democratic primary challenger Kerri Lynn Harris, a political newcomer and progressive community activist waging a grassroots campaign to try to unseat a veteran politician who is seeking a fourth term in the Senate and has never lost a campaign during more than four decades in politics. By Randall Chase. UPCOMING: 500 words by 9 p.m.

OBIT-MCCAIN-A LIFE

WASHINGTON — For John McCain, a lifetime of courage, contradictions and contrarianism came down to one vote, in the middle of the night, in the twilight of his career. The fate of President Donald Trump's long effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law hung in the balance as a Senate roll call dragged on past 1 a.m. on a July night in 2017. By Nancy Benac. SENT: 2,000 words, photos.

MCCAIN

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain's service to his country began more than six decades ago at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and will end there in a cemetery overlooking Maryland's Severn River. A private burial service next Sunday will conclude nearly a week of events honoring the Navy aviator, prisoner of war, congressman, longtime senator and presidential contender. The Arizona Republican died of brain cancer Saturday at 81 at his ranch near Sedona. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 700 words, photos.

— WITH: McCain-The Latest.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-CONFIDENTIAL AGREEMENTS

UNDATED — Confidentiality agreements have come under fire during the #MeToo movement as one way abusive men have been able to hold on to their jobs, and keep harassing more women. State lawmakers are listening. They introduced bills in at least 16 states this year to restrict the use by private employers of non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. They became law in six states: Arizona, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington. By Michelle R. Smith. SENT: 900 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— STOP THE BLEED — Reading, writing, arithmetic and now training on how to stop life-threatening bleeding is taking place at a Maryland High School.

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