Monday, June 5, 2017

The Agenda: Dreamliner could soon fly longest flight from U.S.; McMaster "with Trump" on Paris pullout

Just a quick 18-hour jaunt to Singapore

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 11:41 AM

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The Agenda is our daily news round-up of stories affecting South Carolina.

Congressman Trey Gowdy and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott are reportedly planning to co-write a book about working together despite their vastly different backgrounds. Source: P&C

A new report is drawing attention to and calling for action to lower high rates of sexual abuse and solitary confinement within the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Source: The State

On Friday, Gov. Henry McMaster said he supported President Donald Trump's decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. McMaster: "I'm with Trump. We'll be fine. We're getting better and better." The governor was on a tour of coastal cities at the outset of hurricane season last week. Source: P&C

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says President Trump does, in fact, believe that pollution has had a role in changing Earth's climate. Source: P&C

The targets of a Statehouse ethics probe say the prosecutor in charge of the investigation may have violated their attorney-client privilege after raiding the office of a powerful political consultancy in Columbia. Solicitor David Pascoe denies the allegations, but legal experts say that the prospects of a potential breach could complicate the case. Source: P&C, The State

A North Charleston-made 787 Dreamliner could soon be the flying machine to rocket humans through the air on the longest flight originating from the U.S. on a nearly-18-hour nonstop leg from L.A. to Singapore. Dreamliners are also assembled in Washington state. Source: P&C

A New York City ballet dancer and Greenwood, S.C. native jumped onto a Manhattan subway track Saturday night to save a homeless man pushed from the platform during an altercation. Source: NYT

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