Biden’s emotional eulogy at Fritz Hollings funeral

Funeral services were held Tuesday for South Carolina’s Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings at Summerall Chapel in Charleston with eulogies from former Vice President Joe Biden. (April 16)

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Here’s the latest for Saturday, April 6th: Trump warns Republican Jewish Coalition; Rival sanctions take to the streets in Venezuela; Former South Carolina Senator ‘Fritz’ Hollings has died; Climate change threatens the Aldabra tortoise.

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Six-term US Senator Ernest Hollings dead at 97

Former South Carolina Senator Ernest F. ‘Fritz’ Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. (April 6)

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State Trooper gives ride share safety advice

As South Carolina lawmakers plan to introduce a law requiring ride share drivers to have illuminated signs on their cars, a Louisiana State Trooper has advice for passengers on how they can keep themselves safe. (April 3)

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Lawsuit: Harvard profits from photos of slaves

A lawyer says Harvard University has the opportunity to “remove the stain from its legacy” by honoring a Connecticut woman’s request to turn over photos of two South Carolina slaves she says are her ancestors. (March 20)

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Sanders gets stitches after a cut from shower door

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign says the Vermont senator has been treated at a walk-in clinic for a minor injury while campaigning in South Carolina. (March 15)

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Why This Florida Mayor Thinks He Has A Real Shot At The Presidency (HBO)

This is a city of around 140,000 people nestled between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. On Tuesday, the city held municipal elections — incumbent mayor Wayne Messam, a Democrat, cruised to a second term. Votes cast totaled around 6,795, and as expected Messam won around 86% of them.

Messam is a first generation American a former Florida State University wide receiver. He almost went to the NFL but he didn’t make the cut. So he came home and started a successful construction business. At 44, he’s Miramar’s first black mayor. He celebrated his second term with a 4-mile run in the early morning hours of Wednesday with his regular running group.

A few hours later, he filed the necessary paperwork to launch an exploratory committee to pursue becoming the next president of the United States.

It’s crazy, but it’s not that crazy. Messam’s team sees a pathway for a young, black progressive southerner after the surprising rise of candidates like Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia. South Carolina is the third stop on the Democratic nomination calendar, and Messam supporters say a strong early showing could make him a contender there.

But there’s not much time. The first Democratic primary debate is in June, and to make the stage candidates need to create a grassroots fundraising army or start showing results in national polls. Messam starts both efforts from basically zero. But he says he’s making this run for all the right reasons.

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WWII vet honored decades after brutal beating

Nearly 73 years after a racially fueled beating at the hands of a white police chief left a black WWII veteran blind, a South Carolina town is honoring his memory. (Feb. 11)

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Today in History for February 8th

Highlights of this day in history: Funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein; Premiere of ‘The Birth of a Nation’; a South Carolina civil rights protest turns deadly; the Boy Scouts of America is incorporated; actor James Dean born. (Feb. 8)

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Presidential hopefuls rally together on MLK Day

(21 Jan 2019) Sen. Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders rallied together in South Carolina on MLK Day, both used the opportunity to advance their political message. (Jan. 21)

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