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UNC-Charlotte quarterback, brother of Panther’s player arrested on rape charges

Twenty-two-year-old Kevin Olsen, starting quarterback for the UNC-Charlotte football team and brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, has been arrested on three counts of second-degree forcible rape, assault on a female, second-degree forcible...

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‘Hidden Figure’ featured in book that inspired movie visits Greenville

Dr. Christine Darden spoke at Mattoon Presbyterian Church...

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Charleston officials address Confederate flags placed downtown Sunday

The City of Charleston released a statement after Confederate flags were placed on various buildings and garages in downtown Charleston on Sunday...

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Asheville pastor irate after American Girl introduces boy doll

Rev. Keith Ogden sent a message Wednesday to more than 100 parishioners titled, “KILLING THE MINDS OF MALE...

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Coroner identifies motorcyclist who died days after crash

A motorcyclist has died following a crash over the weekend in Spartanburg County, according to South Carolina Highway...

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Florida survey spots record number of manatees

An aerial survey ending earlier this month had a preliminary total of 6,620 creatures, compared to 6,250 in 2016 and 6,063 the year before....

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Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexism allegations

He said Uber hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran, both partners at law firm Covington & Burling, to probe the...

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Who is Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump’s new national security adviser?

“He is a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience,” Trump said of McMaster while announcing the appointment Monday in Palm Beach,...

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50th Birthday Celebration raises money for Feed & Seed

A 50th birthday celebration for Mary Hipp has turned into a fundraiser to raise money for a nonprofit, Feed &...

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Famine declared in South Sudan; 4.9 million people need urgent help

People are already dying of hunger, and another 1 million people are on the brink of famine, UN agencies...

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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014, file photo, Jamie Fox listens in Trenton, N.J., after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that he has chosen Fox to be New Jersey's new transportation commissioner. Fox, a longtime New Jersey official accused of conspiracy in a shakedown involving the former chairman of the agency that controls New York City-area airports, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. He was 62. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Official charged in United flight bribe case dies at age 62

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A United Airlines lobbyist and longtime state official accused of conspiracy in a shakedown benefiting the former chairman of the agency that controls New York City-area airports has died. Jamie Fox, who held numerous governmental...

6 teenagers fall through ice into Central Park pond, rescued

NEW YORK (AP) — Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York’s Central Park but have been rescued. It happened Monday evening at the southern end of the park. Police say the 15- and 16-year-olds were on the ice when it...

U of Alaska agrees to resolve sex harassment, assault issues

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska system has agreed to resolve issues stemming from a federal review of its handling of campus sexual assault and sexual harassment cases. The agreement, signed by system President Jim Johnsen on Friday and...

Minnesota House votes to undo Sunday liquor sales ban

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers on Monday put a massive crack in the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales, overwhelmingly voting to repeal the Prohibition-era law after years of failed attempts. Its passage marks an historic turn in a...

Judge allows 2nd girl’s statements in Slender Man case

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge has ruled a second Wisconsin girl’s statements to police will be admissible at her trial on charges she tried to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man. Judge Michael Bohren on Monday...

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Columns

American Miracles and President’s Day

On the eve of Civil War, Abraham Lincoln concluded his First Inaugural Address with two sentences of incandescent eloquence: “Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from...

Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed

Here’s a news flash for Democrats and other Americans on the left: Four years ago, when Barack Obama was re-elected president, conservatives were just as depressed as you are now that Hillary Clinton lost and Donald Trump won. I describe this as...

Democrats: Doomed by Internal Contradictions

To understand why they lost the election to Trump and the Republicans, stunned Democrats must come to terms with the internal contradictions in their party’s policies and personalities. On a policy level, Democrats tell the voters that the...

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