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Greenville replaces Greensboro as 2017 NCAA tournament men's site

Source: ESPN

Greenville, South Carolina, will host first- and second-round games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in March, seizing the games away from Greensboro, North Carolina, as the state of South Carolina benefited from a ban of championship events from the state of North Carolina.

The NCAA announced the move Friday, giving South Carolina its first championship men's basketball event since 2002. The move comes a year after the Confederate flag was removed from the state capitol in Columbia. The flag was the reason the NCAA previously wouldn't place official championship events in the state.


The NCAA, along with the ACC, followed the lead of the NBA, which pulled its All-Star Game out of Charlotte, by removing any championship events in 2016-17 from North Carolina over the controversial HB2 law.

The law, commonly known as the "bathroom bill,'' was deemed discriminatory by LGBT groups over its determination for transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender indicated on their birth certificate, rather than their identity.

Read more: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/17737922/greenville-south-carolina-host-relocated-ncaa-tournament-games

Texas boy charged for setting special needs child on fire

Source: NY Daily News

A child in Texas allegedly set a 10-year-old special needs boy on fire in a field, leaving him in a coma and covered in severe burns, authorities and relatives said.

The young victim, Kayden Culp, has been on life support at a San Antonio hospital since Sunday. He is being treated for burns on more than 20% of his body.

His mother told the San-Antonio Express-News that Culp, who has speech and hearing problems, thought he was friends with the alleged aggressor — even though that boy picked on him.

“My son is a special guy,” Tristyn Hatchett, 29, said.

“He considered these guys his friends, but they would make fun of him and pick on him and tease him. He was usually the brunt of that kind of joke, but he kept playing with them.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/texas-boy-charged-setting-special-child-fire-article-1.2819856

WTF is wrong with people.
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