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After midnight, legislature punts on NC’s anti-mask law

Back-and-forth talks over just what to do with North Carolina's anti-mask law broke down early...
Back-and-forth talks over just what to do with North Carolina's anti-mask law broke down early Friday morning at the legislature, leaving an odd status quo in place.(WRAL)
Updated: Jun. 26, 2020 at 10:25 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WRAL) - Back-and-forth talks over just what to do with North Carolina’s anti-mask law broke down early Friday morning at the legislature, leaving an odd status quo in place.

For now, masks are legal, with the state's anti-mask law temporarily suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

But that runs out Aug 1. Come then, it will be against the law for adults to wear a face mask in North Carolina, despite an order from Gov. Roy Cooper requiring them to wear face coverings...

That may change between now and then. Republican leaders in both General Assembly chambers said they plan to keep talking.

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