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7 die after massive fight at South Carolina prison

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Seven inmates were killed and 17 others needed medical attention after an hours-long fight between prisoners at Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in Columbia, South Carolina, reports the Associated Press. The prison, which houses "some of South Carolina’s most violent and longest-serving offenders," has had multiple prior incidents resulting in inmate casualties including one in February earlier this year, reports the State.

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Trump's "great man" play

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President Trump views the North Korean crisis as his “great man” of history moment.

The big picture: He came into office thinking he could be the historic deal maker to bring peace to the Middle East. He’s stopped talking about that. There’s very little point. The peace deal looks dead and cremated. But Trump wants to sign his name even larger into the history books, and he views North Korea as his moment.