The Agenda: Riley backing Clinton; Gowdy says not much new info after 11-hour hearing;CofC plans cuts

Roof associate's bond reduced

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat for more than eight hours of questioning yesterday in front of the Republican-led select committee investigating the Benghazi attacks in 2012. When asked what new info the hearing unearthed after adjourning around 9 P.M., Congressman Trey Gowdy, who headed up the panel, seemed unable to name any specific information. Source: NYT, HuffPo

NYT Opinion page: "Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi Gang"

A day after Vice President removed his name from contention for president, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, who is influential in Democratic circles statewide, said he is endorsing Clinton in the party's 2016 presidential primary. Source: P&C

At its meeting yesterday, the Charleston Aviation Authority said Charleston International's ongoing renovation project is running about $7.5 million over budget, or about 4.5% of the project's $192 million price tag. Source: P&C

College of Charleston officials are considering a package of budget cuts to make up for a $2.5 million shortfall created by a drop-off in out-of-state student enrollment. Source: P&C

The closure of South Carolina's Consumers Choice Health Insurance Co. yesterday, which will leave 67,000 looking for other coverage, is the ninth such closure of health insurance co-ops created under the Affordable Care Act. Source: P&C, CRBJ, AP

A federal magistrate has lowered the bond for Joey Meek, the man accused of not disclosing what he knew about his friend Dylann Roof's planned shooting at Mother Emanuel. Source: P&C

P&C Editorial ahead of this weekend's "Thanks Joe" event: "Thank Joe for 40 years"

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