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  1. After Outcry, Clemson Football Coach Dabo Swinney Says No To 'Anti-LGBT' Group FundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Switched

    Dabo Swinney, pictured during an Oct. 11, 2014 game against Louisville, was scheduled to be honored June 2 by the Palmetto Family Council before he bowed out. After protests over Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney's scheduled attendance at an event for a conservative group that opposes gay marriage, Swinney said Wednesday he is not taking part.

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  2. Washington Post To Rethink Drug Testing Job Seekers After D.C. Legalizes WeedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Switched

    If you've ever been offered a job at The Washington Post, you know there's one undignified step in the hiring process that just about everyone goes through, no matter how many Pulitzer Prizes they've won: You have to pee in a cup. The newspaper's long-standing policy of screening job seekers for drug use has puzzled many a Postie.

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  3. Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of MarijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | Switched

    Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government's decadeslong prohibition of the plant. Rep. Jared Polis introduced the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act , which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act's schedules, transfer oversight of the substance from the Drug Enforcement Administration over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and regulate marijuana in a way similar to how alcohol is currently regulated in the U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer introduced the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act , which would set up a federal excise tax for regulated marijuana.

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  4. War Memorial Separates Dead By Race And Divides Southern CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Switched

    Along Main Street in a small South Carolina city, there is war memorial honoring fallen World War I and II soldiers, dividing them into two categories: "white" and "colored." Welborn Adams, Greenwood's white Democratic-leaning mayor, believes the bronze plaques are relics of the South's scarred past and should be changed in the spirit of equality, replaced like the "colored" water fountains or back entrances to the movie theater that blacks were once forced to use.

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  5. The Grassroot Project College Athletes Educating Children to Help End HIV/AIDSRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | Switched

    The Grassroot Project was started in 2009 by Tyler Spencer, an amazing young man and currently a Rhodes Scholar, whose vision was to use sports to educate at-risk youth in the community about HIV/AIDS awareness and education. He first saw this being done successfully using soccer on a trip he took to South Africa.

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  6. GOP Legislators File Several Overlapping Abortion Restrictions in South CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Switched

    Republican lawmakers in South Carolina have pre-filed a slew of legislation concerning abortion in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the last legislative session, when their bills on the subject were stalled . A bill that would give full legal rights to fetuses -- known as a "personhood" measure -- would have the effect of banning the procedure altogether, according to medical experts.

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  7. Joe Biden Rails Against 'Crazy' Tea Party: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Switched

    Vice President Joe Biden takes the podium to address the need for a strong voter turnout at JH Adams Gymnasium on the Allen University campus in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The 'Commit to Vote' event was sponsored by the South Carolina Democratic Party.

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