State Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, speaks on the senate floor during a special session of the North Carolina General Assembly called to consider repeal of NC HB2 in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. North Carolina's legislature reconvened to see if enough lawmakers are willing to repeal a 9-month-old law that limited LGBT rights, including which bathrooms transgender people can use in public schools and government buildings.  (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

In bitter divide, repeal of North Carolina LGBT law fails

The North Carolina General Assembly was called into a special session about nine months after they passed the law, which tarnished the state’s national image as major corporations decided to pull up stakes, entertainers canceled concerts and the NCAA and ACC moved sporting events away.

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South Bend mayor: Child lead exposure not from water

The city has had a problem with children being exposed to lead in an area of its near northwest side. The area has about 2,000 residents and an high percentage of children up to age 6 with elevated blood-lead levels.

Joh'nea Donahue will compete in the NFL Punt Pass and Kick competition on January 29, 2017.

Fort Wayne girl heads to national NFL competition

A local 11-year-old is heading to the NFL National Punt Pass and Kick competition after beating almost everyone in the state competition, including teenagers. This 11-year-old is a girl excelling at a sport some think is just for boys.

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Democratic governors warn Congress on health care repeal

The 2010 Affordable Care Act added coverage for about 20 million people through a combination of subsidized private health insurance and a state option to expand Medicaid. Indiana adopted the Medicaid expansion.