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#BlackLivesMatter Graffiti Hits University of Texas

Five different areas on the University of Texas at Austin (UT) campus were hit with graffiti bearing Blacks Lives Matter markings. The graffiti appeared after a Black Lives Matter activist shot himself on the steps of the Ohio statehouse, and after a 17-year-old black man was shot and killed during a confrontation with Austin Police officers on Monday.

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The Hill: Haley Attack on Trump Causes Firestorm

Cristina Marcos and Scott Wong report in The Hill that conservatives “ripped the GOP establishment on Wednesday for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s criticism of Donald Trump.”

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Trump: Our Country Needs My Anger

Lisa Hagen at The Hill reports: “Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is right that he is one of the ‘angriest voices’ — but Trump said that’s a good thing for America.”

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Bobby Jindal to Attend Massive SC Prayer Rally for a ‘Nation in Crisis’

A press release for the event states that the biblical response to a nation in crisis is “to gather in humility and repentance and ask God to intervene.” It describes the meeting as “a historic gathering of people from across the nation to pray and fast for America” that hopes to draw some 10,000 people to “worship God, seek repentance and pray for reconciliation, reformation and revival.”

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South Carolina Parents: Gov. Nikki Haley ‘MIA’ on Common Core

A grassroots group of parents in South Carolina has organized a campaign to allow children to opt out of Common Core-aligned tests in the wake of a unanimous vote by the state’s Board of Education to replace the standards with “new” standards that are 90 percent aligned with Common Core.