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On April 15, 2018, fighting broke out at a rural South Carolina prison, becoming the deadliest explosion of U.S. prison violence in 25 years. Officials have said little publicly about what happened. This is the story of that night.

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Vera officials chose Lee Correctional because it has a large percentage of young offenders serving long sentences. A similar pilot program has been in place for two years at Turbeville Correctional Institution, home to the state's youthful offender program, where inmates usually serve three years or less.

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Behind walls of razor wire, concrete and steel, a black-market economy thrives in the shadows of South Carolina’s prisons, generating millions for the gangs who control the cell blocks and the flow of forbidden goods.

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A shooter opened fire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday morning in an attack that left four people dead including the assailant, and multiple people injured. The gunfire prompted a massive law enforcement response to the base, which was locked down.

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In the 19 months since the deadly fighting at South Carolina’s Lee Correctional Institution, the public has been told little about what transpired that night or the events that preceded the bloodshed. The Post and Courier set out to change that.

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Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said.

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Jason Evan Down pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, kidnapping, desecration of human remains and third-degree criminal misconduct in exchange for an 18-year sentence and registration as a sex offender. His wife, Christina Alderman, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder, desecration of human remains and sexual exploitation of a minor, and will serve 15 years.

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At least 83 survivors swam through rough seas to shore after their boat capsized Wednesday. They had been trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands but diverted toward Mauritania as fuel and food ran low, the U.N. migration agency said.

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Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France's high-speed trains stood still and tens of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government's plan to overhaul the retirement system.

Every year after Thanksgiving I ask myself a single basic question: Why, when considering how invariably delicious the turkey always seems to be, don’t we have more of it? It’s almost as if the term Thanksgiving Turkey denotes a sense of limited access and seasonal confinement that can’t be …

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WASHINGTON — Three leading legal scholars testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment, bolstering the Democrats' case as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made sure they're prepared for that momentous next step.

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Repair and heightening of Charleston's Low Battery is scheduled to begin this week with crews drilling over 100 feet underground to test the strength of concrete and wire cables before demolition of the wall at the Coast Guard station — all to address sea level rise and storm surge.