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Jamie Lovegrove, Maayan Schechter, Meg Kinnard, and Gavin Jackson.
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On this special mini-episode of the South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson recaps this week's Democratic debate in Charleston, SC, with The State's Maayan Schechter, The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard, and The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove.

The U.S. Capitol is a grand achievement of classical architecture. A potential presidential order could make all federal building projects above a certain price be crafted in this same style. That doesn't sit well with several architects.
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A potential Trump administration plan dubbed “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again” would demand that all federal building projects costing above $50 million be designed in the neoclassical style. The aim is to unify the architectural style of major federal buildings.

But the initiative has drawn the ire of architects around the country.

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Somewhere at the middle-end of the 19th century, a railroad tunnel under construction in Walhalla partially collapsed and left behind a cave that tricolor bats really took to. There used to be hundreds of the small, furry bats hibernating through the winters by clinging to the rock. By February 10 of this year, there were seven.

Meg Kinnard, Jamie Lovegrove, Maayan Schechter, and Gavin Jackson.
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The week we've been talking about for more than a year is finally here: The South Carolina Democratic presidential primary is this Saturday. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard, The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove, and The State's Maayan Schechter to discuss where the candidates stand heading into this weekend's election.

Biden's Soul of the Nation bus tour swings through Palmetto State, days before its first-in-the-south contest
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About two weeks ago, when Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden realized his showing in the New Hampshire Primary was going to be low, the former Vice President made a trip to South Carolina for a launch party. Surrounded by a diverse crowd of energetic supporters, Biden said despite poor numbers in Iowa, and similar expectations in New Hampshire, their fight was just beginning.

“We haven’t heard from the most committed constituents of the Democratic party; the African-American community.”

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Part III: How The Powerful Manipulate Truth

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In the third installment of our series on truth, we’ll unpack how media, the information machine and the powerful manipulate the truth.

Judicial appointees and the Trump administration. A slate of new judges will have a major impact on the 9th circuit in the Western United States. We’ll take a look.

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Carl Tobias, law professor at the University of Richmond School of Law. (@URLawSchool)

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Riots and mob violence have rocked neighborhoods for three nights in New Delhi — the Indian capital's worst sectarian tumult in decades. At least 20 people have been killed in the fighting, which follows months of mostly peaceful protests over a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim refugees.

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar declared on the debate stage Tuesday night that she was "the only one up here with the receipts." That was far from the first time the senator from Minnesota has emphatically employed the phrase along the campaign trail.

President Trump will hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon about the rapidly spreading coronavirus, as fears have sent the stock market into a spiral and Republican and Democratic leaders have questioned the administration's response.

Trump announced the event in a tweet and said it was a retort to media outlets such as CNN and MSNBC trying to "make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible."

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers have voiced dissatisfaction with the administration's response.

In the HBO series, which was adapted from Stephen King's novel, the Australian actor plays a detective trying to solve a murder — and resisting the idea that the killer may be a supernatural entity.

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Maria Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam champion and former No.1-ranked women's tennis player in the world, has called it quits.

The 32-year-old made the announcement not at a press conference, but in an essay she wrote for Vanity Fair and Vogue. Her choice of venue shouldn't exactly come as a surprise. Off the court, Sharapova has built a successful career in business and modeling.

After a two-year battle, the Philadelphia nonprofit Safehouse says next week it will open the first space in the U.S. where people struggling with addiction can use opioids and other illegal drugs under the supervision of trained staff.

Jamie Lovegrove, Maayan Schechter, Meg Kinnard, and Gavin Jackson.
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On this special mini-episode of the South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson recaps this week's Democratic debate in Charleston, SC, with The State's Maayan Schechter, The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard, and The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove.

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The coronavirus continues to spread, and US officials want Americans to be prepared and take precautions. One big question we keep hearing from listeners: Is it okay for me to travel?

Several governments around the world have closed their borders or halted air travel to regions with coronavirus outbreaks.

The tension between travel, disease and politics is something Amy Pope knows well. She served as deputy Homeland Security adviser to the White House during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 

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The Centers for Disease Control and other US health agencies warned that the spread of the novel coronavirus in the US is inevitable. "It’s not a question of if this will happen, but when this will happen,” said Nancy Messonnier of the CDC.

Analysis: Facebook is undermining democracy

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the Munich Security Conference last month, an annual gathering where elites and officials discuss the challenges their nations face. Putin once famously trashed the post-Cold War Western order at the conference; Zuckerberg was there to tell attendees that his platform wasn’t undermining democracy. His actions tell a different story. 

Rising across Jerusalem to the edges of the Old City, a new cable car plan that passes over the Palestinian territories has sparked controversy and is now being challenged in Israel’s top court. 

The cable car intends to tackle intense congestion caused by tourism in the heart of Jerusalem, where millions of people come to visit some of the world’s most sacred sites to Christians, Jews and Muslims. Even away from holy days, horns blare and fumes rise outside the city walls as congestion takes over the streets. 

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