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After a few days of dry conditions, rain is once again in the forecast for South Carolina.

Torrential rains — in some parts, 20 inches in two days — have caused historic flooding in the state, which is still recovering. Parts of I-95, for example, are still closed. reports that the good news is that the new storms aren't forecast to drop torrential rains:

How They Spent Their Global Summer Vacation

Oct 10, 2015

How did you spend your summer vacation?

If you're studying global affairs, international policy, intercultural studies or public health in the developing world, summer vacation often means fieldwork far from campus dorms (and familiar comforts).

We asked three graduate students in international studies programs to tell us how they spent their global summer vacations.

Who: Tatenda Yemeke, a native of Zimbabwe, working toward a master's degree in the Duke University Global Health program

Updated at 6:30 p.m.

At least 95 people were killed and another 186 were injured when two bombs exploded during a peace rally in central Ankara, Turkey, the country's Interior Minister, Selami Altinok, said during a press conference on Saturday.

One video from the scene showed demonstrators dancing and chanting when a blast goes off behind them. Pictures from the aftermath show scores of bodies strewn on city streets — many of them covered with the banners used in the protest.

The BBC's Mark Lowen tells our Newscast unit:

If you've never tasted a pawpaw, now is the moment.

For just a few weeks every year in September and October, this native, mango-like fruit falls from trees, everywhere from Virginia to Kansas and many points westward. (We discovered them several years back along the banks of the Potomac River when we ran into some kayakers who were snacking on them.)

Since the diplomatic thaw with Cuba was first announced last December, the Obama administration has moved aggressively to ease restrictions on travel and trade. Looser rules were announced in January, and restrictions were eased further in September. But the Commerce and Treasury Departments can only go so far, unless Congress votes to lift the legal embargo.

Oregon Pot Sales Higher Than Colorado And Washington

Oct 9, 2015

Oregon's recreational marijuana sales were higher than Colorado and Washington during their first week of sales. Pot stores sold more than 11 million dollars worth of the drug. That's according to the non-profit trade group "Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association." ORCA Executive Director Casey Houlihan says there were multiple factors contributing to the State's higher sales.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this year's Specialty Crop Block Grant Programs Funds.

In Oregon, nearly $2 million will fund 24 projects to help boost the competitiveness of the state's crops. Mainly fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery crops and other specialty crops.

ODA Director Katy Coba said, "Over the years, these federal funds have provided much needed assistance to Oregon's specialty crop producers and produced some terrific projects that have made a difference."

Lovers Of Life: Remembering The Roseburg 9

Oct 9, 2015

The nine victims who died in the Umpqua Community College mass shooting on Oct. 1 were an eclectic mix of talented students, parents and lovers of life.

Here, we celebrate the lives of the Roseburg nine.

Lucero Alcarez, 19, Roseburg

Obama Meets With Families Of Victims Of UCC Shooting

Oct 9, 2015

President Obama arrived at the Eugene airport today to speak with local officials before heading to Roseburg to meet with families of the victims of the shooting at Umpqua Community College.

Last week, nine people were killed when a lone gunman opened fire inside a classroom at the rural Oregon community college.

The attack shattered the first week of classes at UCC in the small timber town, about 180 miles south of Portland.

The president did not speak to the press, but he did speak to Senator Ron Wyden during the plane ride.

Updated -- Officials with the Grant County Public Utility District say an electrical equipment failure is to blame for an explosion at Priest Rapids Dam Thursday that injured six workers, two critically.

Updated -- Protesters and supporters greeted President Barack Obama during his visit to Roseburg, Oregon. The President touched down in Marine One Friday afternoon to meet with families of the victims of last week's shooting at Umpqua Community College.

Here we go: some international soccer news that doesn't involve FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

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And we're going to hear now from one of the other leaders of Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet. Her name is Wided Bouchamaoui. She's president of the Tunisian employers union, and she joins us from Tunis.

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We're going to turn now to Thanassis Cambanis. He has just returned from Syria. He was reporting for Foreign Policy magazine, and we reached him in Beirut. And Thanassis Cambanis, welcome to the program.

Over the summer, the Texas Forensic Science Commission, which sets standards for physical evidence in state courts, came to an unsettling conclusion: There was something wrong with how state labs were analyzing DNA evidence.

It seemed the labs were using an outdated protocol for calculating the probability of DNA matches in "mixtures"; that is, crime scene samples that contain genetic material from several people. It may have affected thousands of cases going back to 1999.

A Scottish nurse who recovered from Ebola in January has been medevaced from Glasgow to London in a Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane specially equipped for infection control.

Doctors say Pauline Cafferkey is suffering "an unusual late complication" from her previous Ebola infection. They note that "Pauline previously had the Ebola virus and this is therefore not a new infection."

4 Ways This Whole Republican Speaker Situation Gets Resolved

Oct 9, 2015

Chaos ensued in the halls of Congress Thursday when Rep. Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly took himself out of the running to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House.

The reason for the pandemonium and, yes, even tears: No one knows where this goes from here.

Here are the four likely ways it gets resolved: