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Dylann Roof is in court this morning to be arraigned on federal hate crime charges stemming from the June 17 Mother Emanuel shooting. He reportedly entered a plea of not guilty today, but plans to enter a guilty plea after prosecutors decide whether they’ll pursue the death penalty. Source: P&C

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, couples who challenged the South Carolina ban can now seek tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Source: AP

Could The Donald’s dominance in Republican polls set him up as the Ross Perot of 2016, propelling Hillary Clinton into the White House? Trump’s rise in the polls is certainly creating some consternation among lower-polling Republicans in an already-crowded GOP field. Source: McClatchy

As Congress packs up for the August recess, companies like Boeing are saying they’re considering moving some operations overseas, accosting Congress for the stalemate over the Export-Import Bank, which gives Boeing a major economic leg-up in its export of jets. But analysts say threats by Boeing execs are nothing more than political ammunition. Source: Politico, P&C

Whole Foods said in a recent earnings report that it had signed a lease to open a store in Charleston proper. There’s some speculation that the company is eyeing the soon-to-be-vacant Morris Sokol building on King Street, but the building’s owner Joe Sokol told the P&C, “I have heard nothing about it.” Source: CRBJ, P&C

The home of the Charleston Battery, formerly Blackbaud Stadium, will be known as MUSC Health Stadium. Source: CRBJ, P&C

The Magnolia Project, which sits at the end of the infamous ‘bridge to nowhere’ on the Upper Peninsula, will reportedly get new life as new investors come onto the project. Source: CRBJ

Berkeley Communications Director Amy Kovach’s ethics case goes to court soon, as taxpayer-backed legal fees pile up to the tune of $700,000. Source: P&C