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One of tallest buildings in Upstate to undergo major transformation

A Spartanburg developer closed on a deal Tuesday to buy the Montgomery Building in downtown Spartanburg with plans to renovate it with apartments, a restaurant and office...

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‘Ready-to-eat’ chicken bites recalled

An Alabama company is recalling 12,610 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...

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Protesters make push for Republican town hall meetings in the Upstate

Downtown Greenville site of a demonstration for sixth straight week on...

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Haley nominates another former governor for UN food program

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week recommended another former governor for a job helping the international organization distribute food around the...

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Proposed bill could allow concealed weapons on South Carolina college campuses

A proposed bill could make it legal to carry a concealed weapon on college and university campuses in South...

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New jobs are coming to Laurens County

A manufacturing company is expanding and creating 65 new jobs in Laurens...

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Happy Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! 5 fun ways to enjoy the delicious spread

Happy Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! Here are five creative recipes that celebrate the nutty...

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Warriors’ Durant out indefinitely with left knee injury

The star forward leads Golden State in scoring and...

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13 women reveal what they spend on rent

See how much rent prices differ throughout the United...

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Senate confirms Montana Rep. Zinke as Interior secretary

He’ll be in charge of overseeing 400 million acres of public...

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Fact sheet: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced BASE PRICE: $27,100 for Plus; $28,800 for Premium; $33,100 for Advanced. PRICE AS TESTED: $36,325. TYPE: Front-engine, front-wheel drive, four-passenger, plug-in, gasoline-electric hybrid, mid-size hatchback. ENGINE:...

Toyota adds most fuel-efficient Prius

For 2017, Toyota has added its most fuel-efficient Prius ever: a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid called Prius Prime that can travel up to 640 miles on a full electric charge and a single tank of fuel. With its federal government fuel ratings of 54 miles per...

Seeing bias, NAACP seeks review in building collapse case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NAACP wants Philadelphia’s top prosecutor to review the convictions of two black demolition workers serving long manslaughter sentences in a fatal building collapse. The civil rights group’s Philadelphia chapter says...

Man accused of unwanted toe-sucking, foot massaging at mall

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with taking off a woman’s shoe and sucking her toes without permission at a mall has been accused of massaging the feet of other women without their consent. Joseph Jones, of Toledo, was in court Tuesday to face...

Mayor: Photo showing border patrol in New Jersey in a hoax

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Officials in one New Jersey city say a photo that purports to show border patrol agents arresting someone in front of a local business is a fake. They also told concerned residents that the town won’t have its police officers...

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Columns

A Nation of Immigrants — Only If They Assimilate

I am writing this column in Japan, a country whose crime rate is the lowest among countries with large populations. I asked my Japanese translator, a middle-aged woman, what she thought. “Why is there is so little crime in Japan?” I asked. Without...

False Charges of Anti-Semitism

The bitter divisions in American life currently stem from politics as much as from differences in race, religion or economic status. Even tightly connected subgroups endure internal conflicts over President Trump and his policies. Jewish Americans,...

Why Professors Object to Being Recorded

After the election of Donald Trump as president, a professor at Orange Coast College in California, Olga Perez Stable Cox, went into an extended hate-rant against the president-elect. Among other things, she described the Trump election as an “act...

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