South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will deliver his State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly Wednesday night. South Carolina Public Radio will provide live coverage of the address including reaction from members of the General Assembly.

Pledging to defend American businesses and workers, President Trump imposed tariffs on imported solar panel components and large residential washing machines on Monday.

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A top editor at the New York Daily News has been accused of sexual harassment and is now under investigation by the paper's parent company after inquiries by NPR.

Managing Editor Robert Moore has been accused of creating a sexualized atmosphere, pressuring women for attention and punishing those who objected. Tronc would not say whether he remains on the job or has been suspended or placed on leave.

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In suburbs just outside the city of Chicago, some police officers are paid fast-food wages; they work part-time patrolling high crime areas, just so they can use their badge to get better paying security jobs.

Many police chiefs say the low-wages and part-time positions are consequences of inadequate funding. That means departments can't pay for ongoing training, can't afford to fire problem officers and don't have the capacity to investigate police shootings.

A German nurse serving a life sentence for murdering two patients is suspected of killing another 97 people by lethal injection.

If convicted, Niels Högel would become Germany's most deadly serial killer ever.

Högel, now 41, was charged with 97 further counts of murder on Monday. His third trial in the northern city of Oldenburg, Germany, is expected to start later this year, according to Reuters.

Vice President Pence says the United States will open an embassy in Jerusalem by the end of 2019 — much more quickly than initially promised.

Pence announced the new timetable in a speech before the Knesset, Israel's parliament, drawing a standing ovation from Israeli lawmakers and accelerating one of the Trump administration's most contentious foreign policy decisions to date.

Having earned a spot Sunday on the U.S. Ski Team, Gus Kenworthy is the second openly gay man who will compete for the United States at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Kenworthy, 26, placed second at the final Olympic qualifier for freeski slopestyle, according to NBC.

Facebook is doing some soul-searching.

In a new commentary, the social media giant acknowledges the possibility that social media can have negative ramifications for democracy. This comes after repeated criticism that it didn't do enough to prevent the spread of fake news that had the potential to impact the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Donald Trump addressed the 45th March for Life in Washington last Friday via satellite. When his face appeared on the giant video screen on the National Mall, there was a hearty cheer from the crowd. 

“He’s preaching love,” Betty Ryon from Maryland told me, holding onto a blue sign that read, “I vote pro-life.” 

“I love that he loves life as much as the rest of us,” said Ryon, who is Catholic. If people think Trump is someone to be feared or that his rhetoric borders on racist, she says people need to reconsider. 

The Department of Labor has a new rule it wants to get on the books that would change the way restaurants treat tips. It's called the tip-pooling rule, and would let workers in the back of the house, like dishwashers and prep cooks, share the tips made by the servers in the front of the house. It would also give employers the right to decide how to distribute those tips. Right now, the rule is in its public comment period, when the public gets to weigh in.

Will dysfunction in DC give our NAFTA partners an edge?

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The next round of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement officially begins tomorrow in Montreal. It's the sixth of seven rounds, and the stakes are high. Now that the government is back open, the United States will have a full roster of negotiators at the talks. They'll be trying once again to hammer out a trade deal that President Donald Trump has been threatening to abandon from the start. It's no secret that there hasn't been much artful dealmaking in Washington lately, and the president has shown himself as willing as ever to change his position.

President Donald Trump has backed proposals to cut legal immigration by up to half. For companies that employ many immigrants, that could mean it will be harder for them to find workers to fill jobs, especially as the economy nears full employment. 

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After another shutdown, she's changing her definition of uncertainty

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When the federal government shuts down, business changes for government contractors, like the Delaware Steel Co. Lisa Goldenberg, the president of Delaware Steel Co. in Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania, says a shutdown can cause uncertainty, but the old "businesses hate uncertainty" adage may not apply anymore. 

"We're kind of getting used to uncertainty," Goldenberg said. "We're tolerating uncertainty a lot more, which is healthy in a lot of ways, but it's kind of a new normal."

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