The Agenda: NCAA apologizes to Gamecocks; Trump's SC delegates up for grabs?; Solicitor fights accusation of bias

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Oops: The NCAA apologized to the USC men's basketball team for apparently text messaging an athletics official them that the Gamecocks would be selected for the March Madness tournament when in actuality, they were on the bubble and were left out. Source: The State

A man convicted of kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder and sentenced to death is asking for a new trial based on research from a Michigan State law professor who says patterns in jury selection by solicitor Scarlett Wilson "supports an inference of racial discrimination." During the man's case, Wilson struck four of eight potential black jurors and one of 22 potential white jurors. Source: P&C, AP

A 27-year old man shot to death in North Charleston Tuesday night had a long rap sheet including a 2004 incident in which he reportedly snatched the purse of Mayor Keith Summey's daughter outside a restaurant and fired a gun at the mayor's car Summey pursued him. Source: P&C

Beginning today, 60,000 adult food stamp recipients will need to meet new work requirements to continue receiving SNAP benefits. Source: WIS-TV

The state Secessionist Party will honor the Confederate flag on July 10 in Columbia, marking a year since the Civil War-era banner was removed from the Statehouse grounds. Source: The State

Could the delegates that Donald Trump locked up in the February SCGOP primary be up for grabs after the billionaire Republican frontrunner said he won't honor a party loyalty pledge made ahead of the contest? Source: P&C


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