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BATTLEFIELD PRESERVATION

SPARTANBURG — A group is encouraging people living near several Revolutionary War battlefields in South Carolina to maintain a rural setting surrounding the sites. More than 1,000 landowners near three sites have been contacted to see if they are interested in helping to preserve land near the battlefields, the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported. SENT: 260 words.

EMMETT TILL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying about her interactions with the black teen. Not long after that, Duke University scholar Timothy Tyson said, he turned over interview recordings and other research materials for his 2017 book on the 1955 case that shocked the nation and helped build momentum for the civil rights movement. By Jay Reeves And Allen G. Breed. SENT: 770 words. AP Photos NYHK401, NYHK402, NYHK403.

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— US-AFGHANISTAN-SOLDIER KILLED, from ATLANTA — U.S. military officials say a South Carolina soldier assigned to a Georgia Army base has been killed during combat in Afghanistan. SENT: 130 words.

— SOLDIERS CHECKED-LIGHTNING STRIKE, from COLUMBIA — Fifteen soldiers in South Carolina escaped injury when lightning struck nearby during a training exercise. SENT: 130 words.

— RURAL SHOOTING, from SWANSEA — Officials have released the name of a man found shot to death in rural South Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— PANTHERS CAMP, from SPARTANBURG — A South Carolina city hopes to keep the Carolina Panthers summer training camp, even though the team has a new owner. SENT: 130 words.

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