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From “Porgy and Bess” to the AME church shootings, Charleston a focus of Spoleto 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C.—The Spoleto Festival USA is preparing for its 40th season and Charleston, the city it calls home, is the focus of a number of productions. The internationally known arts festival unveiled its schedule Sunday for the 2016 season that runs from May 27 through June 12. For the first time, the festival is staging …

Trump stands by his proposal to ban Muslims from entering US, despite widespread outrage

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to block Muslims from entering the United States is being met with a chorus of near-universal condemnation from across the country and around the globe. From the halls of Congress to 10 Downing Street, Trump’s statement Monday advocating a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims …

Witness: Officer didn’t warn man before he shot him 8 times

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — An eyewitness whose cellphone video put a South Carolina police officer in jail on a murder charge said Wednesday that he did not hear the white officer give any warning before he fired eight times at the back of a black man who can be seen in the footage running away …

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