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Henry McMaster named South Carolina’s 117th governor

On Jan. 24, former Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster succeeded Nikki Haley, becoming South Carolina’s 117th governor. His succession came as a result of former Governor Haley’s confirmation as the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations. McMaster is not new to the political sphere – he has worked as a legislative assistant to Republican U.S….

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Former South Carolina Governor Haley becomes U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

On Tuesday, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations. During the hearing, Haley announced her official position on the all-important issue of Russia, as she declared the Russians to be guilty of war crimes in Syria. In the hearing, Haley stated “Russia is trying…

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The potential presidential cabinet

Although president-elect Donald Trump’s political experience is hardly extensive, there’s no denying that his unorthodox approach has brought him success. In January he will be sworn in as the oldest president ever, and the second born in New York City. And while his policies have caused an uproar, perhaps his most controversial action yet has been his executive Cabinet…

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Update: Michael Slager and Dylann Roof trials

Michael Slager Slager is being tried for murder in the case of the death of Walter Scott. Last week, the prosecution recreated the crime scene for the jurors. On Thursday, the prosecution called one of its final witnesses Bill Williams, a crime-scene recreation expert, to testify. Williams used a tape measure to illustrate the distance between…

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All Get Out, Microwaves, Gates, and Tigerdog at the Music Farm — A Show Review

Having only heard about Charleston-grown band All Get Out very recently, I knew it would be an interesting experience when I entered the venue. The show had a pretty slow start with Charlotte-formed band, Tigerdog, but throughout each act’s set the intensity amplified reaching a head when headliner All Get Out shredded. What seemed to…

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Stuck in traffic? Help is on the way

In a referendum question on their ballot, Charleston County voters approved a half cent increase in sales tax that will generate revenue to reduce traffic on major roads, improve public transportation and preserve more green space. Charleston is expanding rapidly. It has been called a “millennial magnet” because of the startling number of young adults that…

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#Notmypresident protest in the Cistern

College of Charleston students gathered in the Cistern on Friday afternoon to voice their reactions to the results of Tuesday’s election. Protests against president-elect Donald Trump have flared up across the country in almost a dozen major cities. The #notmypresident movement has been criticized for episodes of violence and riot-like behavior.  The event on Friday, however, was peaceful and…

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Controversy over jury, video in Michael Slager trial

The murder trial of Michael Slager, the ex-North Charleston police officer who shot and killed Walter Scott on April 4, 2015, began Thursday morning amid ongoing national concern over police brutality. In the first weeks, controversy has already arisen. A jury of 11 white people and one black man was selected to decide the fate of…

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