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One killed in crash in Laurens County, troopers say

Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating a deadly crash in Laurens...

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Deputy patrol car flips, lands on front porch, neighbors say

A Spartanburg County deputy was involved in a crash with injuries on Tuesday morning, according to South Carolina Highway...

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Dabo Swinney names starting quarterback

Local product has a chance to lead the school he grew up...

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Family tracks down couple who left camera behind at Pretty Place

An Upstate family is hoping to track down a couple they say left a camera behind during a trip to Pretty...

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Homicide suspect in custody after search leads to school lockdown

Jemark Ballenger was arrested Thursday...

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Watch Live: Trump expected to call for ‘new unity’ after heated campaign rally

“We are one people, with one home, and one flag,” the president is expected to say during his speech in...

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman stuffs 17 bottles of alcohol under clothes

A woman was recently caught on camera stuffing bottles of alcohol into her purse and underneath her...

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Eclipse crowds may have doubled Wyoming’s population

The least populated state in the nation has seen total eclipses before but likely never as many...

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State Dept. issues travel warning for some areas in Mexico

The U.S. State Department has issued a new travel warning for certain areas of Mexico....

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Lawyer no longer wants new mental exam for bomb plot suspect

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for a man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank has asked a federal judge to withdraw her request for a mental examination of the suspect. Defense attorney...

Ex-FBI Director James Comey to lecture at Howard University

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey — the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump — will give a series of lectures at Howard University. The historically black college in the nation’s capital says Comey will be the keynote speaker at the...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, Va., the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a suggestion in its ranks that was once considered heresy: Maybe some speech isn't worth defending. Cracks in ACLU's strict adherence to the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech - no matter how offensive - opened from the moment a counter protester was killed in Charlottesville. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Violence in Charlottesville leads to soul-searching at ACLU

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is reeling from criticism inside and out for defending the right of white supremacists to march in Charlottesville, Virginia. After the death of a counter-protester at the rally, some critics said the ACLU...

The Latest: California dad gets 25-to-life for son’s killing

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a California father who murdered his 5-year-old son amid a bitter custody battle (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A California man who admitted killing his 5-year-old son amid a bitter custody battle has...

Attorney: Failed nuclear project shortchanged ratepayers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An attorney representing South Carolina’s major industries says ratepayers have repeatedly been shortchanged by a decade-old state law encouraging nuclear power construction, but state regulators can reject a utility’s...

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Columns

The Real Reason the South Left the Union

Tragic recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia raise new questions about an old debate. Why did Southern states leave the Union in the first place, resulting in a war that killed more than 700,000 Americans? Mississippi, the 2nd of 11 states that...

Confronting the Truth Behind the Monument Debates

The raging debate over statues honoring Southern leaders in the Civil War turns on the true nature of the Confederate cause. Ten days after adoption of the Confederate Constitution, the future Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander H. Stephens,...

Sometimes the Good Guys Win

I am writing this column to inform readers of some good news. The sustained efforts of individuals, organizations and the media who oppose everything people like me stand for — America as an exceptional nation among the nations of the world; the...

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