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Former S.C. Gov. David Beasley, who is head of the U.N. World Food Program, said people are being “starved to death” in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol. He predicted the country’s humanitarian crisis is likely to worsen as Russia intensifies its assault on the strategic port city in the coming weeks. More: Associated Press, The Post and Courier, The New York Times, Charleston City Paper, The Washington Post

In other headlines: 

  • CCSD to monitor candidates’ social media. Prospective employees at the Charleston County School District already undergo criminal background checks, but the district says that just isn’t cutting it these days. More: WCSC TV
  • S.C. DJJ enters settlement to reform main prison after civil rights violations. The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice announced Thursday that it will reform its beleaguered central prison for youths under a settlement agreement with the federal government. More: The Washington Post, The Post and Courier 
  • Jefferson dismisses rumors of DD2, DD4 consolidation. S.C. Rep. Joseph Jefferson dismissed rumors that Dorchester District 2 and Dorchester District 4 would consolidate. More: WCSC TV
  • May hearing to determine if North Charleston special needs school loses charter. A May 18 hearing will determine if The Gates School, a charter school for dyslexic students, loses its charter. More: The Post and Courier 

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