Civil asset forfeitures has boosted the budgets of South Carolina law enforcement agencies by millions of dollars between 2014 and 2016. TAKEN, a two-year long investigative series looks into the controversial practice and the difficulty citizens face when their money and property is wrongfully seized.

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Three Upstate South Carolina athletes talk about their love for the sport of rodeo.

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This investigative series is the result of a yearlong project that looked into the stories behind court cases unfolding in South Carolina involving the illegal buying and selling of military benefits that left veterans and investors in financial difficulties. The Greenville News reviewed more than 60 lawsuits from across the nation; tracked down experts on military benefits, personal finance and the law; and interviewed dozens of veterans and investors caught up in the schemes.

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The fish fries began as a promise to her mother to keep the doors of Soapstone Baptist Church open. Now, after 22 years, Mable Clarke says it is time to move on. 

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Officer-involved shootings can come with the job, but the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office pulls the trigger more than any other agency in the state. ‘Lethal Force’ examines 10 years of police shootings in South Carolina and the human cost associated with each incident.

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A look at Operation Streamline, the system of mass deportation through the federal court system for undocumented migrants, in Tucson, AZ in 2012.

The Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, N.D. is the largest of four set up in opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would ship Bakken Oil Patch crude oil to a Patkoa, Ill. The gathering is the first time the seven nations of the Sioux have gathered since the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 and is the single largest gathering of Native American tribes in more than a century. The Standing Rock Sioux and the thousands that have traveled to the encampment are concerned about the pipeline and the harm a spill could bring to those who rely on the Missouri River as their main source of water. But for tribes who have endured a long history of land losses and broken treaties, the fight also means much more. 

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