Top Five Things You Need to Know on July 21st

Top 5 Things You Need to Know

COLUMBIA (WACH) â??Here are the Top 5 Things You Need to Know today:

Jim Clyburn is making his way to Louisiana. The U.S. representative spoke to nearly 200 students about pursuing their dreams. His message to the students was â??Pursue your dreams but also learn to lose gracefully if they want long term success.â?? Clyburn emphasized the significance of his own losses for being where he is today.

Secretary of State John Kerry heading to the mid-east this morning. Kerry will join diplomatic effots to resume a truce that was agreed to in November of 2012. The U.S. urges Hamas to accept a cease-fire agreement that would halt nearly two weeks of fighting in Israel. More than 450 people have been killed during the fighting.

Microsoft is preparing to make some big changes. The software giant says it will cut 18,000 jobs within the next year. This is the companyâ??s largest layoff in History. A company spokesperson says itâ??s an effort to improve mobile and cloud productivity software. Microsoft is trying to keep pace with Google and Amazon in Cloud development.

Two Richland County parents are charged with unlawful conduct toward a child after bringing their son to the hospital after the 2-month-old was having seizures.Authorities are saying the child was fed only water for five days. Both parents signed statements saying they couldnâ??t afford food for the infant. The coupleâ??s bond was set for $75,000.

Summer is going to get a little more exciting for some local kids. Camp Wonderhands beings this week and runs through Friday. The Free camp is geared towards children who are deaf or have other hearing problems. Camp Kinard, near Batesburg will host this yearâ??s camp. The theme for the camp is a Disney cruise with tons of activities for the kids to partake in.