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8 hrs ago | American Reporter

MomentumTHE Odd Case of the Missing Iranian Revolution

This week, second term Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina disappeared for six days, leaving the state without a chief executive who could make decisions in an emergency.

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Related Topix: Mark Sanford, US Governors, South Carolina, US Politics, US News, Dan Burton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Henry Hyde

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Salon

Why do we vilify low-income black women simply for being mothers?

Debra Harrell was criminalized for letting her kid play in the park. Her real crime: Being a poor, black woman When Debra Harrell allowed her 9-year-old daughter to play in a park unattended on July 1, the 46-year-old South Carolina mother did not abandon her child, as some provocative headlines would have readers believe, nor did she carelessly ... (more)

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Aiken Standard

What's tax free this weekend?

Staff photo by Maayan Schechter Ashley Blocker, Target guest services team member, said she has a smile for every Target customer as they check out, even during South Carolina's sales tax-free holiday.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Post and Courier

Feds told Gov. Nikki Haley Thursday about immigrant children living in South Carolina

Gov. Nikki Haley learned Thursday - along with everybody else - that at least 350 children who have been detained at the border are living in South Carolina with either relatives or close family members.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration

GwdToday.com

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Self Regional and investigating authorities are unaware of any attempted or actual misuse of patients' protected health information, but Self Regional is providing notification to ensure that patients are aware of the incident so that they may take steps to protect their information.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Privacy, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Healthcare Law

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Aiken Standard

S.C. receives 350 children caught at U.S. border

New federal data show at least 350 children caught at the U.S. border this year have been sent to stay with relatives or other sponsors in South Carolina.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors

WIS-TV Columbia

Ervin's spot on November ballot confirmed

The South Carolina Election Commission has certified Tom Ervin's spot on the November ballot as a petition candidate for governor.

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Bluffton Today

South Carolina Department of Corrections searching for man wanted for introducing contraband

The South Carolina Department of Corrections and Crimestoppers are searching for a suspect in connection with an investigation involving an attempt to introduce contraband into an SCDC Midlands institution.

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Post and Courier

Health insurers owe South Carolina customers above-average refunds

Thousands of South Carolinians may soon see checks in their mailboxes because health insurance companies spent too much money on "profits and red tape" last year, according to federal data released Thursday.

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The Island Packet

DHEC holding info session on EPA plans

On Thursday, the Department of Health and Environmental Control is hosting an information session at the agency's headquarters in downtown Columbia.

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Post and Courier

Clyburn's winning lesson

James Clyburn has won all 11 of his races to represent South Carolina's 6th Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, James Clyburn, Democrat, South Carolina

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Time

I Left My Kids With a Babysitter to Go to a Job Interview-And Came...

Unlike the mother who left her daughter in a park, my childcare was legal. But all too often there's no way to win as a low-income mom.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, South Carolina, North Carolina, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Magic 107.9

McDonald's Fires Mom Who Let 9-Year-Old Play Alone

The South Carolina single mom arrested for letting her 9-year-old daughter play in a park while she worked at McDonald's has been given her daughter back-but has lost her job.

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The State

Scoppe: Who says charity is its own reward? SC law gives donors up to ...

At the top, the big spenders from other states who have been buying up our legislators hope to slash the size of government the nation over.

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WLTX-TV Columbia

Haley Appoints Mike Campbell To State Post

Haley Appoints Mike Campbell To State Post Gov. Nikki Haley is appointing Mike Campbell to the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Kos

SC-Gov: Vincent Sheheen (D) Calls For Transparency For Nikki Haley's (R) Super-Secret Roads Plan

If you've driven around South Carolina recently, you don't need me to tell you that our roads leave a bit to be desired.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

New York Magazine

Mom Arrested for Letting Her Kid Play at the Park Loses Her Job

Debra Harrell, the South Carolina mother who was jailed for letting her 9-year-old daughter play , unsupervised, at a crowded park, is now out of a job.

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Easley Progress

November governor battle will be a political...

It's beginning to look as if this could be a very interesting campaign season as concerns the gubernatorial race in South Carolina and the issue of the state's Department of Social Services will be the battleground upon which it is fought.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors, Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate

A federal court ruled Texas violated the Sons of Confederate Veterans' First Amendment rights in denying its application for a specialty license plate.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, us Travel, Travel, South Carolina

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Our leaders fail to find fix for roads

S.C. Department of Transportation workers make repairs Thursday to the Interstate 77 bridge over the Catawba River after the recent discovery of a foot-wide hole South Carolina has the most dangerous rural roads in the nation and state lawmakers don't have the collective political will to do anything about it.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Florida, Florida Government, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government, Nikki Haley, US Governors

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