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SLED chief, SC senator clash over legalizing medical pot

Legalizing marijuana — for medical or recreational use — leads to increased traffic fatalities, crime, emergency room admissions, teen use and disciplinary problems at schools, SLED chief Mark Keel told Transportation Department employees and law enforcement officers Tuesday.

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First lady draws sharp portrait of Trump, without naming him

Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged all her life.

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Democratic National Convention: Obama is with her

Hours after Democrats put the first woman in history at the top of a major political party’s ticket, Donald Trump was in a news conference, publicly inviting Russian intelligence services to conduct cyberespionage on Hillary Clinton’s email. It was Day 3 of the convention: With President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, Michael Bloomberg, Gabby Giffords and Leon Panetta. Day 4: Tonight, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Democratic National Convention: Obama is with her

Hours after Democrats put the first woman in history at the top of a major political party’s ticket, Donald Trump was in a news conference, publicly inviting Russian intelligence services to conduct cyberespionage on Hillary Clinton’s email. It was Day 3 of the convention: With President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, Michael Bloomberg, Gabby Giffords and Leon Panetta. Day 4: Tonight, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement pledge support of Hillary Clinton

The mothers of Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and others of the Black Lives Matter movement addressed the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in Philadelphia. The women pledged to stand with Hillary Clinton.
Mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement pledge support of Hillary Clinton 2:51

Mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement pledge support of Hillary Clinton

Columbia Mayor Benjamin says he'll vote for Hillary Clinton to keep promise to daughters 3:16

Columbia Mayor Benjamin says he'll vote for Hillary Clinton to keep promise to daughters

Hecklers for Sanders disrupt start of the DNC 0:54

Hecklers for Sanders disrupt start of the DNC

First Lady Michelle Obama: 'In this election, I'm with her' 3:16

First Lady Michelle Obama: 'In this election, I'm with her'