Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump scaling the walls of the U.S. Capitol Building - PBS

The bipartisan U.S. House committee delving into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot voted unanimously Thursday to subpoena former President Donald Trump to testify in the ninth — and what may be its last — hearing.

“Combining a mix of new evidence gathered by the committee since July and testimony played at previous sessions, the hearing aimed to bolster a conclusion that members have hammered again and again: that the violence on Jan. 6 was the direct and predictable result of Trump’s choices in the weeks after he lost his bid for reelection,” The Washington Post reported.

But The New York Times observed, “Over its nine public hearings, the committee has not moved the needle of public opinion of former President Donald J. Trump. But it may have laid the groundwork for criminal prosecution.”

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USS Clamagore to be recycled. The former USS Clamagore, a former U.S. Navy submarine, will be towed away from Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum today and taken to Norfolk, Va., where it will be recycled.

S.C. tech firm takes steps to prevent a potential takeover from investors. Charleston-based Blackbaud Inc. announced this week a “shareholder rights plan” designed to fend off potentially hostile acquirers. The move comes after Clearlake Capital Group LP announced that it had raised its ownership of the company to more than 18%.

McMaster signs electric vehicle executive order. S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster signed an executive order Thursday that will focus on efforts to recruit electric vehicle-related businesses to South Carolina.

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