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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will deliver his State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly Wednesday night. South Carolina Public Radio will provide live coverage of the address including reaction from members of the General Assembly. Broadcast of the State of the State address along with interviews of House and Senate members begins this Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

Dozens of security personnel were killed and many others were injured in coordinated attacks that lasted several hours in Afghanistan's Wardak province on Monday, officials confirmed.

A suicide bomber rammed a Humvee loaded with explosives into a compound of the National Directorate of Security, or NDS, west of the capital city of Kabul, a security official told NPR. The brazen assault on the country's primary intelligence agency destroyed nearly all of the buildings at the compound.

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Stephanie Clayton won her fourth term in the Kansas legislature as a moderate Republican but when she started in office this month, she did so as a Democrat. She says she had an abrupt change of heart about a month after the November election last year.

It was the day Republican legislative leaders said they wanted to rewrite a school-finance bill that Clayton and other moderate Republicans had worked alongside Democrats to pass in last year's session. For her, it was a breaking point.

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Britain's prime minister, Theresa May, faced hours of blistering criticism on Monday from more than 100 lawmakers who questioned her leadership a week after Parliament decisively rejected her plan for leaving the European Union and mounted a failed effort to unseat her through a vote of no confidence.

May struggled to bring new ideas to parliament with just two months to go until the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

"Good will is slipping away, as well as time," said Rupa Huq, a member of parliament from the Labour Party.

2019 King Day at the Dome
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People across the state participated in parades, marches, special programs and volunteer projects to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. In Columbia, Dr. King was remembered during the almost two-decades old King Day at the Dome march and rally.

Founded in 2000 to collectively protest the Confederate flag flying atop the state house at the time, the annual event has continued to grow into a vehicle of sorts for the state's NAACP and other organizations to call for action and change when it comes to various issues impacting residents. 

A leading Nicaraguan journalist has left the country following a police raid on his newsroom last month.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of the online publication Confidencial, announced on Sunday that he has gone into exile in Costa Rica, citing suppression of independent press under Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

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In Australia, government researchers say climate change has definitely hit the country, hard.

In its State of the Climate 2014 report, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology cites a nearly two degree Fahrenheit rise in the country’s average temperature since 1910, with seven of the ten hottest years on record having occurred since 1998. Across much of Australia, there’s been more “extreme fire weather” — days with wind, high temperature, low humidity and drought.

Australia has suffered devastating weather in recent years — droughts, floods, tropical storms and heat waves that many scientists say are a taste of what climate change will bring many parts of the world in the near future.

Natural disasters like these can leave people emotionally shaken long afterwards. Consider what happened after the worst wildfires in Australia’s history — the 2009 “Black Saturday” fires.

Today, companies are using technology to make skiing down a cold mountain faster, more fun and more comfortable. That’s changing what used to be a pretty basic sport. There are now carbon fiber skis, USB-rechargeable heated jackets, and wearable apps that tell a person how well they are skiing. But is something lost with all this new tech?

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