Tag:  South Carolina

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National

Cherokee child handed over to adoptive parents

Veronica, the child at the center of an international adoption dispute, smiles in a bathroom of the Cherokee Nation Jack Brown Center in Tahlequah, Okla. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Mike Simons, File) by Kristi EatonAssociated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A South Carolina couple who vowed last month to not leave Oklahoma unless they went home with a 4-year-old Cherokee girl they have been trying to adopt since her birth were given custody of the girl Monday night after the Oklahoma Supreme Court said it didn’t have jurisdiction over the child.

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People

DMX arrested, accused of driving under the influence   

DMX talks with FOX Carolina after he’s released from jail. (CNN Photo/WHNS) (CNN) — Rapper DMX has found himself behind bars again, this time with a DUI charge. Police in Greenville, South Carolina, pulled DMX over in a 1978 Plymouth station wagon on Thursday as he was driving erratically. DMX was given a field sobriety test and failed.

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National

‘Glory’: Civil War fight by Black troops recalled

Walter Sanderson of Upper Marlboro, Md., left, and Louis Carter of Richmond, Va., re-enactors portraying members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, sit in an encampment at Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, S.C., on Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith) SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of Civil War re-enactors gathered Thursday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of a famed attack by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry — a battle in South Carolina that showed the world Black soldiers could fight and was chronicled in the movie “Glory.” Re-enactors portraying members of the Black Union regiment as well as Confederate counterparts defending Battery Wagner in Charleston Harbor planned to travel Thursday afternoon by boat to Morris Island, site of the battle, to lay a wreath and fire a salute.

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National

States promise quick action on election laws

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court’s decision on Shelby County v. Holder that invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, June 25, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis, a prominent activist in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960′s, recalled being attacked and beaten trying to help people in Mississippi to register and vote in the 1960′s. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) by Bill Barrow ATLANTA (AP) — Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy, from having to ask Washington’s permission before changing election procedures in jurisdictions with histories of discrimination.