Mike Nifong, facing disbarment for his actions in the 2006 Duke University lacrosse case, agrees to resign his position as district attorney for Durham County in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
The district attorney who prosecuted three Duke University lacrosse players accused of rape took the stand in his own ethics trial Friday and acknowledged he made some inappropriate statements during the investigation.
AP via ESPN.com
Mike Nifong is disbarred in the U.S. state of North Carolina for his role in the prosecution of the 2006 Duke University lacrosse case. Context: 2006 Duke University lacrosse case, Mike Nifong, North Carolina, U.S. state, disbarred
The U.S. state of North Carolina bans same-sex marriage. Context: North Carolina, U.S. state
The General Assembly of the U.S. state of North Carolina votes on a motion to veto override by the Governor Bev Perdue of the state budget. Context: North Carolina, U.S. state
The corpse of missing 10-year-old Australian girl Zahra Baker is found in Caldwell County in the U.S. state of North Carolina; her father and stepmother, Adam and Elisa Baker, are the main suspects in her disappearance and homicide. Context: North Carolina, U.S. state
The U.S. state of North Carolina orders the evacuation of Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island ahead of Hurricane Earl. Context: North Carolina, U.S. state
Hawaii becomes the first U.S. state and the second media market after Wilmington, North Carolina, to convert to digital television. Context: North Carolina, U.S. state
Mike Nifong, the prosecutor in the 2006 Duke University lacrosse case, is found in criminal contempt of court for lying to a judge in the case and is sentenced to a day in jail. Context: 2006 Duke University lacrosse case, Mike Nifong
Some 18,000 people are evacuated from the Apex area of the U.S. state of North Carolina and 13 are reported injured after a blast and fire at an Environmental Quality Industrial Services chemical plant. Context: North Carolina, U.S. state
Tropical Storm Beryl forms off the coast of the U.S. state of North Carolina, 180 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. It is the second tropical storm to form in the North Atlantic in the 2006 hurricane season. Context: North Carolina, U.S. state
Numerous U.S. states, including California, Mississippi, Kentucky and New York, reject requests for voter registration data from President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission. Context: U.S. state
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