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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump plans to attend Friday's funeral for the Rev. Billy Graham. The evangelist and spiritual adviser to numerous presidents died last week at his North Carolina home. Graham is to be buried Friday on the grounds of his namesake library in Charlotte, North Carolina.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Confronting Jim Crow laws in the region where he preached was not easy for the Rev. Billy Graham. The preacher didn't address the evils of segregation directly but drew scorn for talking to mixed crowds of black and white. He expressed regret during his final crusade in 2005 that he didn't fight for civil rights more forcefully.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is staking another public claim to the Wright brothers' legacy amid a dispute with Connecticut over an aviator that state says flew first. The Ohio Senate took up legislation Tuesday that would add the Wright flyer to Ohio's state seal and coat of arms. The bill cleared the Ohio House Feb. 14. Ohio's 200-year-old seal was last revised in 1996, when the Scioto River was added to flow between farm fields and Mount Logan.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 60-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Durham, and they've arrested a suspect. A Durham Police Department news release said that 60-year-old Willie Lee Gibson was found stabbed by officers around 1 a.m. Sunday. The officers were called to a strip mall and found the victim lying on the ground of a parking lot with the stab wound, according to the release. He died at a hospital.

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