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White-hat hackers keep up with the latest tricks of cyber criminals to help them fight these "black hats" and protect the information of businesses.
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Hacking, whether it’s into a bank, insurance company or an individual’s records, is a serious, and growing crime in the 21st century.  The damages inflicted by hackers in the United States alone can reach into the billions of dollars annually.

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Thomas Lawton Evans
Madison County Detention Center, Canton, MS

Charleston's top prosecutor confirms what many in the community have wanted to know.  Did the family of a little girl kidnaped have ties to the suspect or were they randomly targeted?

"To be crystal clear: there is NO CONNECTION between the victims in this matter and the alleged defendant," said 9th solicitor Scarlett Wilson late Friday in a Facebook post.  "They were randomly targeted."

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Former Rep. Rick Quinn talking with news reporters at the Richland County Courthouse in Columbia, after his indictment in May, 2017.
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More fallout from the ongoing Statehouse corruption probe, and the S.C. Senate moves to give state regulators more time to consider SCANA Corp and Dominion Energy's request to continue to charge ratepayers for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project.

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Modern chimney sweeps use high-tech equipment to keep chimneys and homes safe and clean.
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Where the old image of the chimney sweep is a skinny guy with a big brush covered with grime and soot, the modern chimney sweep is much cleaner and uses high tech equipment in the 21st century, according to two Columbia sweeps.  There are about 30 chimney sweeps in the state, and they keep busy.   Sweep Drew Stein says dense plastic rods with brushes now are inserted into chimneys and spun with a drill to clean soot and creosote – a flammable byproduct of burning wood – from chimneys, which prevents dangerous chimney fires. 

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President Donald Trump is scheduled to give his first State of the Union address on January 30th, 2018, to a joint session of Congress. One year into the Trump administration, the Speaker of the House has extended the traditional invitation to the president to "take account of the progress we have made" and "lay out the work that still remains to be done."

June Scott, right, holds a picture of her son Walter. The family spoke to the press after the decision was handed down Thursday in the federal sentencing of Michael Slager.
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It was a rare sentencing following a string of officer involved, racially charged killings across the nation.  Thursday, a federal judge gave former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager 20 years behind bars for killing an unarmed man as he fled a 2015 traffic stop.  The crime was caught on witness' cell phone video.  Few officers in recent years have been convicted in such killings, much less received a lengthy punishment.  Walter Scott's family hopes the sentence sends a strong message to police across the nation.

photo of turkey
Ryan McDonough [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr

(THE CONVERSATION) - Intensive livestock farming is a huge global industry that serves up millions of tons of beef, pork and poultry every year. When I asked one producer recently to name something his industry thinks about that consumers don't, he replied, "Beaks and butts." This was his shorthand for animal parts that consumers – especially in wealthy nations – don't choose to eat.

The Magic And Mythology Of The Solar Eclipse

Aug 18, 2017

Eclipse mania sweeps the nation. We’ll dig into the science, the history, the culture, and the folklore of the astronomical phenomenon.

Doctors are warning spectators not to look directly at the sun without protection during Monday’s eclipse. It can cause permanent damage like solar retinopathy or blindness, especially for people outside the path of totality.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Dr. Nhung H. Brandenburg, president of the Georgia Optometric Association, about how to view the eclipse safely.

In July of 1878, Vassar professor Maria Mitchell led a team of astronomers to the new state of Colorado to observe a total solar eclipse. In a field outside of Denver, they watched as the sun went dark and a feathery fan of bright tendrils — the solar corona — faded into view.

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Preview the great eclipse of August 21st, 2017, interactively! Pick your location on the Earth, scroll through time, and see if your view will be a partial eclipse (in the penumbra) or a total eclipse (in the umbra).

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 2:30pm ET today, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Sessions is expected to take questions about his recusal from the Russia investigation, his own meetings with Russian officials, and what if anything he knew about a private Oval Office meeting between President Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey. Live video starts at approximately 2:30pm EDT. Click headline for video feed.

The U. S. Capitol Building
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 2:30pm ET today, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Sessions is expected to take questions about his recusal from the Russia investigation, his own meetings with Russian officials, and what if anything he knew about a private Oval Office meeting between President Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey.

On April 6, 1917, the U.S. declared war on Germany and formally entered World War I. By late June, American infantry troops began arriving in Europe. One thing they couldn't do without? Coffee.

"Coffee was as important as beef and bread," a high-ranking Army official concluded after the war. A postwar review of the military's coffee supply concurred, stating that it "restored courage and strength" and "kept up the morale."

The 11th floor cafeteria at Sogang University has a fabulous view of downtown Seoul stretching all the way to the Han River. 

The South Korean capital and surrounding area is home to nearly 25 million people. And the border with North Korea is only 30 miles away. 

But for many students here, the dangers posed by the regime of Kim Jong-un seem like they are a whole world away. 

Allison Keyes

A new study finds that having a black elementary school teacher can significantly impact the dropout rate of low-income black students. The study, co-authored by a Johns Hopkins University economist, found that the high school dropout rate is reduced by 29 percent for those students who have at least one black teacher in the third through fifth grades.

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With the presidents of China and the U.S. meeting in Florida starting today, it's trade and North Korea likely at the top of the agenda. And one expert on North Korea's relations has noted some signs in the last year or so that President Trump might like to put his "Art of the Deal" negotiating skills to work on fixing the North Korea situation.

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NPR News' Presidential Inauguration Blog

Jan 20, 2017

  Follow our live blog for news of the day, photos and videos from the National Mall and for analysis on what the events mean for the world.

Watch an archived video stream of the news conference from PBS Newshour, below.

NPR News transcript and fact checking of President-Elect Trump's press conference, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

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Live fact checking from NPR News will be available here during coverage of President Obama's farewell address, Tue, Jan 10, 9 pm.

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Tonight's debate will stream live on South Carolina Public Radio at 9:00 pm.

NPR Politics Fact Checker, along with a debate transcript will go live at 9:00 pm.

NPR News will provide live, anchored special coverage and analysis of the 1st Presidential Debate at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.   The debate will be moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt and divided into three 30-minute segments:  the direction of America, Achieving Prosperity and Securing America.  Holt will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.
 

The 2016 Presidential Debates

Sep 16, 2016

      NPR News will provide live, anchored special coverage and analysis of the final presidential debate on October 19, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

All Things Considered host Robert Siegel will anchor all the debate specials. Special Coverage will air 9:00-11:00 pm . 

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NPR Politics

Jul 12, 2016

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  In 1942, there were 42 mills in South Carolina, grinding wheat and corn into flour and cornmeal. Now few remain. One, Allen Brothers Milling Company in Columbia, is known for Adluh flour and cornmeal. The family-owned business has survived and thrived by not compromising on quality and diversifying its flour, grits and cornmeal into a line of 25 food products. Its Palmetto State-made products are found throughout the Southeast and up the Atlantic coast, and some are even found in Texas and California.

 

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