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SC lawyer suspended for 6-months for Facebook posts

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's highest court has suspended the law license of an attorney for six months for Facebook posts the justices said used foul language and could incite racial conflict. The state Supreme Court also ordered lawyer…

Unemployment benefits return to pre-pandemic operations

Columbia, SC (WOLO) --Beginning this Sunday, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce will return to pre-pandemic, state unemployment operations. This comes after governor Henry McMaster ordered the unemployment insurance programs…

Biden announced bipartisan deal made on huge infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden has announced a bipartisan agreement on a pared-down but still huge infrastructure plan. The agreement with a group of Republican and Democratic senators on Thursday would make a start on his top legislative priority…

GOP filibuster blocks Democrats’ big voting rights bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrats' sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law has suffered a major setback in the U.S. Senate. The bill failed in a key test vote Tuesday, blocked by a filibuster wall of Republican opposition.…

Scotch whisky makers welcome suspension of costly US tariffs

LONDON (AP) — Scotch single malt whisky makers breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after the United States agreed to suspend tariffs on one of Scotland’s main exports in the wake of the resolution of a long-standing transatlantic trade row…

City of Columbia passes ban on conversion therapy

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)--The controversial practice of conversion therapy is now banned in the city of Columbia. Tuesday afternoon the Columbia City Council voted four to three to pass the ordinance which prohibits…

News execs protest seizing of journalists' phone, email records

Bruce Brown, second from right executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, speaks accompanied by Washington Post publisher Fred Ryan, left, Washington Post Executive Editor Sally Buzbee, Washington Post general counsel Jay…

Netanyahu ousted as Israel's prime minister

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Israel's parliament has voted in favor of a new coalition government, formally ending prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic 12-year-rule. Naftali Bennett, a former ally of Netanyahu turned bitter rival, becomes prime minster, presiding over a diverse and fragile…

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