Peace for Paris

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Charleston police and deputies say they were working with renewed vigilance over the weekend after the terrorist attacks in Paris killed more than 125 people on Friday. Source: P&C

The state Department of Social Services has closed down 56 child day care homes since state law was changed to allow inspectors to visit homes unannounced. Source: P&C

The Greenville evangelical Bob Jones University marked its return as a conservative political power broker this weekend, 15 years after it fell out of mainstream political circles over the school’s policy barring interratial dating that persisted into the 2000s. During his hour-long talk Saturday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz lamented that people of faith were being increasingly persecuted by liberal, media, government, and radical Islamic forces. Source: NPR, The State, WaPo

In the first election in a decade without Barack Obama at the top of the ticket, NPR examines whether S.C. Democrats face an enthusiasm gap with African American voters heading into next year. Source: NPR

Next year’s retirement of Charleston Mayor Joe Riley also represents the exit of a key member of a generation of progressive white Southern Democrats who worked for progress and integration during timultuous times in the region over the last 50 years. Source: NYT

Congressman Tom Rice’s change in position on offshore drilling means the state’s coastal contingent-of-two in Congress are united in their opposition to oil rigs off the coast. Rice, though, says he does support exploration. Source: P&C