Women’s rights group backs Finlay opponent

A women’s rights group on Thursday endorsed state Rep. Kirkman Finlay’s general election opponent and denounced the Richland County Republican’s votes for a 20-week abortion ban passed this spring. Planned Parenthood Votes South Atlantic, a political action committee formed last year to support Planned Parenthood, cast its first ever S.C. legislative endorsement for Richland County Democrat Tyler Gregg.

Donald Trump’s rise reflects America’s decay

About 90 percent of presidential votes will be cast for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, refuting the theory that this is a center-right country. At the risk of taking Trump’s words more seriously than he does, on some matters he is to Clinton’s left regarding big government powered by an unbridled presidency.

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Heart Walk with the mayor and Marcus Lattimore

Mayor Steve Benjamin, members of his staff and ex-USC running back Marcus Lattimore walked Thursday down Main Street to commemorate World Heart Day. The walk from City Hall to the State House was intended to draw attention to a leading cause of death in Columbia.
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Heart Walk with the mayor and Marcus Lattimore 0:51

Heart Walk with the mayor and Marcus Lattimore

Midseason highlights: USC commit Damani Staley leads area in sacks 4:04

Midseason highlights: USC commit Damani Staley leads area in sacks

Democrat Tyler Gregg accepts the endorsement of a women's rights group 2:44

Democrat Tyler Gregg accepts the endorsement of a women's rights group

Flood victim Shafeka Carter receives inspirational gift 2:02

Flood victim Shafeka Carter receives inspirational gift