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SCDP Press Clips | April 19, 2021

Apr 19, 2021

SCDP Press Clips for April 19, 2021

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INSIDE SOUTH CAROLINA

McMaster declares ‘war’ on Democratic policies during Charleston County GOP convention “We are at war,” McMaster said. “I don’t know that the party has ever been stronger than it is right now, but probably never more frustrated either to watch what’s going on at the national level. It is just a tragedy.” Read More.
White soldier charged with assault for shoving, berating Black man in viral video In the video, posted to Twitter, the man, identified as Pentland, is seen confronting a Black man walking down the sidewalk and yelling at him to leave the neighborhood, known as The Summit, in Columbia, South Carolina. Read More.
Dabney To Stay In House Seat; Gives Up Delegation Chairmanship While House District 52 Representative Vic Dabney will continue to serve as representative, he has given up his chairman’s position within the Kershaw County delegation via a letter. Read More.
PHOTOS: March in downtown Columbia for social justice on Sunday A coalition of groups held a march and rally in downtown Columbia on Sunday, April 18. The march started at the state capitol in downtown and marched around the downtown area. Read More.

South Carolina college’s band picked for 2022 Macy’s parade The Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction says it will spend the next 18 months with both rehearsals and creative fundraising events. Read More.


NATIONAL NEWS

Why the next two weeks are critical for the Biden presidency President Joe Biden is kicking off a busy two weeks today with a bipartisan Oval Office meeting to discuss his jobs and infrastructure package. Read More.

In Indianapolis Shooting, a Red Flag That Never Flew The case of Brandon Hole appeared, at first, to be exactly the kind of situation these laws were designed to address. Indeed, last March, when Mr. Hole’s mother raised alarms about his mental state, the police seized a shotgun from his home. It was never returned. Read More.

Graham: ‘I could not disagree more’ with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal In a series of tweets on Sunday evening, Graham, who previously denounced Biden’s plan to pull all troops out of Afghanistan, wrote, “With all due respect to former President Trump, there is nothing ‘wonderful’ or ‘positive’ about allowing safe havens and sanctuary for terrorists to reemerge in Afghanistan or see Afghanistan be drawn back into another civil war.” Read More.

Blinken says it would be ‘very hard’ to meet 62,500 refugee cap this fiscal year White House backtracks on refugees decision after criticism. Read More.

 


AROUND THE WORLD

Alexei Navalny moved to prison hospital amid fears he could die at ‘any minute’ The decision comes a day after the US threatened the Kremlin with “consequences” if President Vladimir Putin’s major domestic opponent dies behind bars, according to Agence France-Presse. Read More.

Queen Elizabeth seen wiping tears away after Prince Philip funeral Philip died at age 99 on April 9, prompting the royal family to gather for a celebration of life ceremony in honor of the late Duke of Edinburgh. All eyes were on the Queen during the ceremony as she sat in a row by herself out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More.

Suspected poacher killed by elephants at South African national park The man was fleeing from park rangers when he came across a herd of elephants. Read More.

Macron says France will begin lifting restrictions in May for vaccinated travelers Macron said, ideally, travel would be open “for US citizens who are vaccinated, with a special pass,” suggesting a so-called vaccine certificate or passport would be necessary for travel in France. Read More.

 

 

 

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