The Agenda: Debating debates; Boeing <3s USC; Statehouse corruption case moving forward

Discrepancies reported in case of Seneca man killed by police

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Boeing and the University of South Carolina have struck a deal to partner for increased aerospace research through the school's McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research. Source: P&C, CRBJ

A Washington Post analysis of Google trends during last night's "happy-hour debate," the pre-debate forum for lower-polling GOP candidates like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, shows that Graham and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina triggered the biggest reaction on the interwebs. Source: WaPo

If you missed last night's debate, check out the Post's super-cool annotated transcript using technology behind Genius (formerly RapGenius) to give context for each candidates' comments. Source: WaPo

The DNC announced yesterday that Charleston will host a debate between the Democratic candidates for president on January 17, a month before the February 20 S.C. primary. Source: CNN

The family of a white 19-year old Seneca man shot and killed by police during an alleged undercover drug bust says they believe race plays a role in the lack of outrage over the incident, despite what the family's attorney describes as contradictory details between police accounts of the incident and information discovered after a private autopsy was performed. Source: WaPo, P&C

From the P&C editorial board: "Reveal police shooting facts"

The legislative push in states like South Carolina after deadly high-profile police-involved shootings earlier this year appears to be fizzling out, says the Wall Street Journal. In all, lawmakers in 42 states proposed bills this year as a result of incidents like Ferguson and North Charleston, but only 15 states, including S.C., enacted any legislation. Source: WSJ

The P&C examines correspondence between the state attorney general's office and First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe, who was named as the special prosecutor on former House Speaker Bobby Harrell's public corruption case, showing that the Wilson's office shut down its investigation of Harrell in February 2014 over accusations that he was not impartial and playing politics. Pascoe told the P&C that other lawmakers named in the Harrell investigation "need to be look into for potential misconduct." Source: P&C

After a man hauled in a massive tiger shark estimated to be at least 50-years old off of Folly Beach this week, lawmakers may target the apex predator for protection, limiting the tiger sharks to catch-and-release. Source: GQ, P&C

Ape watch: You can now see the new family of lowland gorillas that have taken up residency at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia. Source: The State

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