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Holtz gets medal two weeks after COVID-19 diagnosis. Former South Carolina Gamecock football coach Lou Holtz was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, exactly two weeks after he tested positive for COVID-19. Source: The Washington Post

Chief justice pauses jury trials. Chief Justice Donald Beatty ordered jury trials to once again stop on late Thursday. They were previously stopped in May until they were restarted in recent weeks. Source: The State

29: The number of inmates who were charged over a deadly 2018 prison riot that left seven inmates dead at the state-run Lee Correctional Facility in Bishopville. Source: AP

Member tests positive. A member of the South Carolina House of Representatives tested positive for COVID-19 after lawmakers reconvened for a two-day organizational session in Columbia this week. Source: The State

Beltway meet Bible Belt: D.C. winters are starting to feel a little warmer thanks to the changing climate and urbanization. Source: Washington Post

Politico headline: “Trump’s looming 2024 bid leaves Republicans in a bind”