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      Today's Top 5 Things You Need to Know

      Today's Top 5 Things

      COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Here are the Top Five Things You Need to Know this morning:

      The 2014 World Cup kicks off in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The sporting event is estimated to draw millions of fans, with some deeming it the sporting event of a lifetime. If Brazil is able to win the World Cup, they will be the first team since France in 1998 to win at home.

      After defeating six challengers in Tuesdayâ??s Primary, Senator Lindsey Graham is already looking ahead. Graham says he will urge the GOP to focus on Immigration Reform. The US Senator has been criticized for working with Democrats on the issue. His challengers painted the two-term incumbent as not being Conservative enough.

      In a news conference this morning, Attorney General Alan Wilson will release the stateâ??s plan to address Human Trafficking. The plan took 18 months to craft and involved several Law Enforcement and Government Agencies. The conference will be held at the Solomon Blatt Building in Room 122 at 11.

      A new merger is on the rise. First Citizens Bank of North Carolina is set to acquire First Citizens Bank and Trust of South Carolina. The merger will create the sixth largest bank headquartered in the Southeast. The bank will have nearly $31 Billion in assets.

      A Graveside service for Former Senator Dick Elliot will take place this morning at the North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be set to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach or to a charity of your choice. Senator Elliot served in the House and Senate for three decades.