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What six years of 'reset' have wrought

WASHINGTON - On September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO …

Affirming a right to die

SAN DIEGO - Brittany Maynard was soon to die. The question was whether she could do so on her own terms, as a last act of autonomy. Dr. Lynette Cederquist, who regrets that Maynard had to move to Oregon in order to do so, is working with others to …
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Keep asking 'Why not Sumter?'

In "'Why not Sumter?' CEO of Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce shares his ideas," The Sumter Item's Konstantin Vengerowsky reports on a speech this week by the Sumter Chamber's new CEO, Chris Hardy, to the Sumter Monday Rotary Club. Read it online …
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Sanders told outright lies during recent Sumter visit

Like Ms. MacDonald and Mr. Baten, I also attended the Bernie Sanders town hall meeting. I came away with a different perspective than they did. Sanders appears to be the usual politician who promises so much free that one wonders where the money is …

American going downhill as far as racism is concerned

Mr. Baten would like everyone to think they would be "thoroughly informed and educated" by listening to a Democratic presidential hopeful tell you what you want to hear. First of all, Mr. Sanders has as much chance of winning the Democratic …
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South Carolina positioned well to embrace alternative energy

The danger of sea level rise associated with global warming should be of concern to every resident in coastal South Carolina — particularly in view of the scientific …
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