A woman injected the illicit drug bath salts to get a party high, only to be attacked by flesh-eating bacteria. Her right arm and shoulder were amputated to save her life. It's the first case of serious infection reported from this increasingly popular stimulant.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has campaigned over the past several days in South Carolina, reaching out to different varieties of Republican voters. The Greenville area has a deep evangelical tradition in the state party and is now home to several big manufacturing facilities.
The pro-Gingrich superPAC Winning Our Future has distributed a 29-minute film about former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's time at the private-equity firm Bain Capital. Melissa Block talks with Bill Adair of the fact-checking website PolitiFact.com about the film, called King of Bain: When Mitt Romney Came to Town.
It's not uncommon for an outgoing governor or president to issue pardons at the end of his final term in office. But legal experts say that what former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour did contributes to a public perception that justice can be short-circuited.
The soulful folk song, born in the low country of South Carolina, has migrated from representing strength and power in togetherness to reflecting weakness and wimpiness. Somehow, it's morphed into a cynical code word.
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