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Friday Five

Another week, another Friday Five. See what you might have missed below:

(As more and more legitimate news sites charge for their content, we apologize if many of these articles are behind paywalls. You have to pay for good journalism.)

  1. The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or MOX, on the Savannah River Site in Aiken County saw a glimmer of hope this week as U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs stopped the US Department of Energy from ending the facility’s construction, which has already cost South Carolina taxpayers over $7.6 billion. This comes after SC Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a lawsuit asking the Trump Administration to continue the project to save thousands of construction jobs in Aiken County. The result of this lawsuit will determine the facility’s fate.
  2. The Republican candidates for Governor met again on Tuesday night for a debate. Hear what they had to say here and what about it was true and false. You’ll also want to check out “The Top 5 Misleading Ads of the 2018 S.C. Governor’s Race.”
  3. A day after the Republican debate, the Democrats met for a forum in Florence where Marguerite Willis, Phil Noble, and James Smith’s running mate, Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell were present. Things got testy as Mrs. Willis accused Norrell and the Smith campaign of stealing road signs and replacing them with their own. The night also produced a lot of sparks between Noble and Willis, causing Norrell at one point to back out of the cross-fire (quite literally). See that scene here.
  4. President Trump said that he believed that Russia should be reinstated in the G7 Summit meeting in Quebec that he left for today. This is likely going to add tension to the meeting that will already be on edge after the President placed tariffs on imports from Canada and the European Union. Russia was removed from the “Group of Seven” after its invasion of Crimea.
  5. On Thursday, Speaker Paul Ryan promised to come up with immigration legislation that satisfies both the President’s hard line immigration stance and the demands of more moderate Republicans. This might be the final step in deciding the fate of young undocumented Dreamers and their future rights under DACA.

Bonus: Curious about the beverage selection at the upcoming US-North Korea Summit in Singapore? See what the leaders from each nation will be drinking and why their beverages will contain equal amounts of alcohol.