Tag: South

Exclusive: Photos show aftermath of lethal South Carolina prison brawl that left seven dead

WARNING: This article contains graphic images. Photos obtained by Prison Legal News appear to reveal the bloody aftermath of a riot that occurred at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina around 7:15 p.m. on April 15. The violence, which culminated in the deaths of seven prisoners, was the deadliest event of its sort in …

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Obama Foundation’s fellows include South African activist and Afghan refugee

Former US president has said he wants to create ‘a million young Barack Obama or Michelle Obamas’ Koketso Moeti, a civic activist in South Africa, had kept on putting off her bid for a fellowship at Barack Obama’s foundation. On the last day before the applications deadline, she decided to go for it. “That’s when …

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Even in the South, a majority disapprove of Trump

A new NBC/Survey Monkey poll of southern states returned some notable findings on several topics—including Donald Trump, immigration, and taxes—that suggest even voters in the South are breaking with some mainline GOP positions. NBC writes:  The region’s solid support for Donald Trump helped put him in the White House, but Southerners have cooled a bit …

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South Dakota pipeline spill twice the size as first thought

The crude oil spill that occurred at the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota late last year turned out to be twice as big as initially reported. Last November, the massive pipeline broke near Amherst and approximately 407,000 gallons of oil spilled onto Marshall County farmland. TransCanada, which owns the pipeline, initially estimated the spill at …

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Donald Trump cancels South America trip

Vice-Ppresident Mike Pence to visit Peru and Colombia in his stead President staying ‘to oversee the American response to Syria’ The White House announced on Tuesday that Donald Trump will not travel to South America this week as planned. Related: Russia hits back over Syria chemical attack with call for UN inquiry Continue reading… US …

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Republican Congressman Whips Out Gun in South Carolina Diner During Constituent Event

"I’m not going to be a Gabby Giffords,” he said. A conservative Republican congressman from South Carolina admitted pulling out a pistol during a “coffee with constituents” event in Rock Hill, the Post and Courier reported Friday. Congressman Ralph Norman (R-SC) won a June 2017 special election for the seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney when he joined Donald …

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South Carolina Republican puts loaded gun on table in constituent meeting

Ralph Norman says: ‘I’m not going to be a Gabby Giffords’ Mark Kelly decries ‘intimidation tactics and perpetuating fear’ A South Carolina Republican pulled out his own loaded handgun during a meeting with constituents on Friday, in an attempt to make a point that guns are dangerous only in the hands of criminals. Related: How …

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This week in science: Go south, young man!

At a raging South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, one Elon Musk, cofounder of Paypal, Tesla, the Boring Company, and SpaceX had this to say about space exploration and technology in general: “There’s likely to be another dark ages… particularly if there’s a third world war,” Musk stressed, arguing that a Mars colony would stay …

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Top ‘adviser’ or just top daughter? Ivanka Trump’s South Korea trip is another White House sore spot

If there’s one thing this White House needs more of, it’s infighting. If there’s another thing it needs more of, it’s nepotism. And Ivanka Trump’s South Korea trip is the perfect Trump White House story, because it brings those two things together. Ivanka led the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Olympics, and while …

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Ivanka Trump Probably Just Made a Fool of Herself with the President of South Korea

The president's daughter was inexplicably given a diplomatic task she wasn't qualified to execute. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka reportedly “briefed” South Korean President Moon Jae-in on economic sanctions against North Korea. The problem: Ivanka Trump doesn't even have a permanent security clearance. It's possible she improperly accessed information she shouldn't have had. But what's …

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