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Clinton, Trump condemn torching of North Carolina GOP office

Clinton, Trump condemn torching of North Carolina GOP office

Investigators combed through shards of glass, looked for residue of flammable accelerant and tried to narrow down the overnight hours when someone torched a local Republican Party office by throwing a flammable device through the window.

The mayor said he wasn't aware of any surveillance footage from the immediate vicinity, and the office sits where there wouldn't normally be foot traffic at night — in a decades-old retail complex set back from a main road that backs up to a wooded area.

A bottle filled with flammable liquid was thrown through the window of the Orange County Republican Party headquarters sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday morning, damaging the...

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