COVID-19 relief, a $1.4 trillion catchall spending package, and defense policy — and a final burst of judicial nominees — dominate a truncated two- or three-week session occurring as the coronavirus pandemic rockets out of control in President Donald Trump's final weeks in office.
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The U.S. military is rethinking its traditional connection to Confederate Army symbols, mindful of their divisiveness at a time the nation is wrestling with questions of race after the death of George Floyd in police hands.
More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight.
The chemicals were used for decades to manufacture items such as nonstick pans, stain-resistant furniture and an industrial firefighting foam used by fire departments and the U.S. military.
The fate of an American industrial giant, 3M Co., could hang in a Charleston courtroom that has been chosen to hear more than 100 cases relating to possible environmental contamination and polluted drinking water across the country.
A list provided to Congress shows the U.S. Department of Defense believes the chemical-laden foam could be found at seven other current and former military bases throughout the Palmetto State. It's all part of a growing mountain of liability related to the military's decades-long use of the firefighting foam.
Gov. Henry McMaster is backing legislation that would make the state's Division of Veterans Affairs a Cabinet agency, a shift advocates say would increase the visibility of post-military care in South Carolina.