The Agenda: Court refuses to rehear education case; Bombing ISIS from SC; River can handle SC-Ga. port

Friendship 9 to be absolved

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For months, Air Force analysts at Shaw Air Force Base near Sumter, S.C. have been investigating and carrying out targeted air strikes against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. Source: CBS News (Update: Previously said Shaw was near Greenwood, not Sumter. Sorry.)

The South Carolina Supreme Court refused a request from Gov. Nikki Haley and the state legislature to rehear the 22-year old Abbeville v. South Carolina education equity case that, under court order, will bring about major change the funding structure for state schools. Two justices, Pleicones and Kittredge, voted in favor of rehearing the case. Source: AP, Free Times, P&C

Mayor Joe Riley will deliver his final State of the City address at city council today, the last such address for the 40-year mayor of Charleston who's retiring when his term ends at the end of this year. Source: AP

South Carolina will get $10 million from the federal Department of Housing and Urbran Development to devote to homelessness programs across the state. Source: AP

Engineers meeting with the board of a proposed joint S.C.-Georgia port on the Savannah River say that the addition of a new terminal downstream from the existing Port of Savannah would not cause significant delays or traffic to the waterway. Source: AP

NBC News asks, "Is Nikki Haley poised for a national comeback?" Source: NBC News

Tomorrow, a half a century after the Friendship 9 sat silently at a Rock Hill lunch counter in protest of public segregation, they will have their misdemeanor convictions vacated. Source: NYT

South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, at the helm of the special investigative committee looking at the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, is being criticized for politicizing the proceedings. Source: AP, Politico

ICYMI yesterday, from BuzzFeed News on Sheriff James Metts: "The sheriff who sold amnesty" Source: BuzzFeed

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