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Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys and Elizabeth Banks among host of stars at Democratic convention

Donald Trump promised not to throw a “boring” political convention like ones he’d seen in the past

He promised a convention full of celebrities — and then social media slammed him because B-lister Scott Baio was the most high-profile celebrity in Cleveland

No ifs, ands, or buts about it, the Democrats have already staged the most star-studded convention — if that counts for anything

Religion

Photos: World Youth Day pilgrimage from Hilton Head, July 21

We woke up at approximately 4:45 a.m. [July 20] and departed for the Charleston airport at 5:30 a.m. Our first flight was just under two hours to JFK. From JFK we flew to Amsterdam, and it was 7 1/2 hours. However, it was delayed just a bit due to a girl from Las Vegas who passed out while we were still on the runway. She and her family went to the hospital. It was then 7 a.m. local time when we arrived in Amsterdam. Our next and final flight of the day was from AMS to Warsaw.

Religion

Photos: World Youth Day 2016 pilgrimage from Hilton Head, July 22

Today we got up early to get breakfast at our hotel. Then we proceeded on a tour of Warsaw via tour bus, until our private mass at noon with Fr. Paul at the beautifully constructed Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Next we toured the intricate crypt filled with the divine spirits of past bishops and noble people of Poland.

Religion

Photos: World Youth Day pilgrimage from Hilton Head, July 23

On our third day in Poland we did quite a bit more traveling. After a sleepless night, we began with yet another early morning and took our bus to the Old Town of Warsaw for mass in Saint Anne's Church. The church was all designed and built before the Second World War. However during the war the roof and ceiling collapsed under German bombing.

Politics & Government

Democrats promise new push for gun control

This year’s Democratic National Convention is making gun violence a higher priority than it was at the past three. Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine have put the fight for tougher gun laws at the heart of their campaign for the White House.

National

Report: Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016

Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Sanders supporters stage a sit-in at DNC Media Pavillion

Sanders supporters hold a demonstration in the DNC Media Pavillion. Approximately 100 protesters made it inside before police barricaded the doors. No one is being allowed in or out.
Brianna Spause Special to The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette
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Sanders supporters stage a sit-in at DNC Media Pavillion

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What are archaeologists looking for when excavating a site?

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Fort San Marcos: Why is it important?

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Broken water main floods Heyward Street