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Upstate man killed in motorcycle crash, coroner says

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said his office investigated a fatal motorcycle...

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Deputies asking for help locating armed and dangerous sex offender

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a fugitive registered sex offender who is believed to be armed and...

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Greenville police host Fill the K-9 Trailer donation drive

The Greenville Police K-9 Unit, in conjunction with the Greenville Humane Society, will be conducting a “Fill the K-9 Trailer” event on Wednesday, July...

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Upstate police chief died suddenly, coroner says

West Union Police Chief Charles Edward Sanders Jr. died suddenly Tuesday, Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis...

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Carolina Panthers arrive at Wofford College for training camp

Carolina Panthers arrive at Wofford College for training...

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Police: Man robbed bank, stripped naked and tossed money

Sperber was taken to the hospital and found to be coherent and...

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House committee asks DOJ for special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, Obama-era officials

The House Judiciary Committee chairman and its Republicans are seeking a second special counsel to investigate matters related to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Hillary...

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Starbucks to close all Teavana locations

Starbucks will close down all of its Teavana...

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John Cessarich’s Complete Forecast

John Cessarich’s Complete...

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, center, flanked by Republican members of both chambers speaks during a news conference during the second day of a special session on education funding at the Illinois State Capitol, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Springfield, Ill.   Rauner summoned lawmakers with the task of resolving a fight over a new funding calculation. Both chambers have approved a plan, but the Senate has refused to send it to Rauner, who says he'll rewrite it over objections to money that Chicago will get.  (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)

Latest fight at Illinois Capitol threatens money for schools

CHICAGO (AP) — Schools in Illinois could start classes in a few weeks without receiving any state money to help pay teachers, buy supplies or keep lights on, as a new front in the years-long fight between the Republican governor and majority Democrats...

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room accompanied by House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Foxconn CEO and founder Terry Gou, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Trump said that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to create 3,000 jobs.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Foxconn deals requires Wisconsin to act soon on tax breaks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Rust Belt state that built a manufacturing legacy through assembly-line jobs will have to quickly transition to a more highly skilled workforce now that Foxconn has selected Wisconsin as the site of its coveted U.S. electronics...

Trump heads to New York towns hit hard by gang violence

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of gang killings in New York’s Long Island suburbs, many involving teenage victims, has caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to travel Friday to one of the towns hit hardest by the violence. Trump is...

In this Wednesday, July 26, 2017, photo, Diana Macharia, 19, of Sri Lanka, talks about meeting fellow victims of terror at Project Common Bond, a summer camp being held at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Macharia is among a group of dozens of international teenagers and young adults brought together by a shared history of suffering due to terrorism, violent extremism and war. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Teens bond over shared history of suffering from terrorism

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Diana Macharia never knew Sri Lanka was an island shaped like a teardrop when she was growing up in Kenya. Now, after meeting fellow victims of terror from the tiny Asian country, its shape makes so much sense to her. Macharia is...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2005 file photo, defrocked priest Paul Shanley, a figure in the sex scandal that rocked the Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese, stands prior to the reading of a verdict in his trial at Middlesex Superior Court in Cambridge, Mass. Shanley was convicted of raping and fondling a boy at his Roman Catholic church during the 1980s and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Shanley is due to be released Friday, July 28, 2017. (Mark Garfinkel/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool, File)

Abuse victims to protest release of priest who raped boy

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — Protesters are vowing to demonstrate outside the Massachusetts prison where a notorious figure in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal is being released after completing a 12-year sentence for raping a boy in the 1980s. Paul Shanley...

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Columns

Positive Results Trump Political Disappointments

In President Trump’s first six months, illegal immigration dropped dramatically, reaching its lowest point in at least 16 years—despite the fact that the administration hasn’t built its border wall, or conducted mass deportations that many...

Taking Encouragement from Under-Rated Presidents

Can a new president with a tenuous mandate and a balky Congress, held in contempt by “enlightened” opinion, nonetheless preside over dynamic years of peace and prosperity? History answers with a ringing “yes!” and Donald Trump should feel...

My Response to Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens devoted his New York Times column last week to admonishing me for my tweet from two weeks ago and critiquing my follow-up column last week explaining the tweet. The tweet reads, “The news media in the West pose a far greater danger to...

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