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Last night, President Donald Trump laid out his intent to continue fighting the long war in Afghanistan with new goals, reversing course on a long-held position that the U.S. should withdraw from the region. Source: NYT

After years of trying to recruit business to the vacant field across from the vacant Navy hospital in North Charleston, a corporate restaurant superstore only open to restaurant owners will open on the site. The city continues to search for a grocery store for the property as well. Source: CRBJ

The ballot for November’s Charleston City Council even-numbered district elections is set, with just Councilmen Mike Seekings and Robert Mitchell going unchallenged. Source: P&C

Joe Cunningham, a Democratic candidate vying to unseat Congressman Mark Sanford, recorded an ad during yesterday’s eclipse period of totality he’s calling “Darkness”. Source: YouTube

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Vox headline: “Nikki Haley’s path to the presidency runs right past Trump”

The CEO of state-owned Santee Cooper says that two companies that initially as possible companies to acquire the utility are not “viable” because they’re undertake the multi-billion VC Summer project. Source: P&C