Politics

Weekend Roundup: McCrory calls for special session to repeal HB2, Dr. Henry Heimlich dies, Electoral College votes

North Carolina Legislation looks to fully repeal HB2

As Charlotte City Council met this morning, unanimously voting to repeal HB2, outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory called for a special session to repeal the bathroom bill. Governor-elect Roy Cooper says he had planned on a special session to repeal this law but forced McCrory’s hand just weeks before he leaves office. You can read the full story here.

Dr. Henry Heimlich, known for life-saving maneuver, dies at 96

Dr. Henry Heimlich died Saturday after fighting a heart attack from earlier in the week. Dr. Heimlich’s maneuver has saved an estimated 100,000 lives. You can read the full story on the Cincinnati native’s life here.

The Electoral College meets today to officially decide the next president

The 538 people who make up the electoral college will decide Monday who will be the 45th president. Many electors in states that voted Republican have received calls and emails urging them to vote for Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote over President-elect Donald Trump. You can read more about the process and who these voters are here.