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In Brief: Aug. 30, 2017

"We are living through a battle for the soul of this nation."

— Former Vice President Joe Biden in an open letter published by The Atlantic on the rise of hate groups in America. 

Trustus Theatre co-founder dies at 75

The co-founder of the popular Trustus Theatre, Jim Thigpen, passed away Tuesday at the age of 75. A celebration of the popular member of the Columbia theater community's life is scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m. at Trustus, The State reports. In addition to his work at the theater he co-founded with his wife, Thigpen was also a long-time theater instructor at local high schools. 

— Compiled by Mary Ramsey, News Editor

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