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1 hr ago | NOLA.com

South Carolina boy sues DMV over makeup ban for license photo; Ebola overwhelms doctors (10 Things to Know for Wednesday)

Steven Sotloff is apparently executed by a fighter with the Islamic State, the extremist group that has conquered wide swaths of territory across Syria and Iraq.

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8 hrs ago | CBS Local

Lawsuit: DMV Forced 'Gender Non-Conforming' Teen To Remove Makeup For License Photo

A federal lawsuit backed by The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund is being filed on behalf of a South Carolina teen, who considers himself gender non-conforming, because he was forced to take off his makeup for a driver's license picture.

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11 hrs ago | ABC News

Jenny Sanford Wants Psych Exam for US Rep. Sanford

Jenny Sanford is asking that U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's contentious divorce.

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12 hrs ago | FITSNews

Democrats Lauch "Nikki Haley Smoke And Mirrors" Website

Eager to debunk S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley 's self-proclaimed "Jobs Governor" title, Palmetto State Democrats have launched a new website zeroing in on various claims made by the incumbent "Republican."

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18 hrs ago | WSOCTV

Transgender teen to sue SC over license photo

An organization that supports transgender rights is planning to sue South Carolina after the state wouldn't issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Post and Courier

Rethink sentencing and parole to solve aging, costly prison population

The term "life in prison" is easy enough to understand when it is handed down as a sentence in a courtroom.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, South Carolina

Sun Aug 31, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundIRAN'S Future Will Be Decided by Iranians

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

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Post and Courier

Fewer S.C. convicts returning to prison, study finds

When inmates finished serving time in Columbia's state prisons, their first encounter with the outside world would often be a capital city bus stop where they were dropped off to catch a ride home.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Star

SCDHEC says 'no' to SRS tank closure extensions

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, or SCDHEC, has denied the Department of Energy's request to extend waste tank closure dates at the Savannah River Site and reaffirmed its threat to fine the Energy Department more than $100 million if dates aren't met.

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Post and Courier

Upstate woman accused of exposing child to meth

Authorities tell local media outlets that 36-year-old Bridgette Delanea McCall was booked into the Oconee County jail at around 6 p.m. Wednesday on a child neglect charge.

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WIS-TV Columbia

What can be done about fixing South Carolina's aging roads?

As the 2014 legislative session ended and lawmakers rode off into the sunset, many South Carolinians said the General Assembly glossed over one key issue for them: the state's aging roads.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors

WCNC-TV Charlotte

SC woman charged with exposing child to meth

SC woman charged with exposing child to meth A Westminster woman is charged with child neglect.

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The Georgetown Times

Labor Day closings

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed on Mon., Sept. 1 in observance of the Labor Day state holiday.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Newberry Observer

AARP volunteer program provides real possibilities

This week Doris J. Gleason, director of Community Research Outreach for AARP in South Carolina, is the guest spokesperson.

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Related Topix: Health, AARP, South Carolina, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Opinion

Post and Courier

Time to ask lawmakers tough questions on domestic violence

It's downright embarrassing listening to state officials as they dream up excuses for ignoring South Carolina's domestic violence epidemic.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Summerville Journal Scene

CVSC honors Bennett for environmental record

Jim Tatum/Journal Scene Left, Shawn Drury, Field Director, Conservation Voters of South Carolina thanks Sen. Sean Bennett for his environmental record.

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FactCheck.org

South Carolina Ad 'Hides' Key Fact

An ad from the Democratic challenger in the South Carolina governor's race says that when hackers stole 3.6 million Social Security numbers from state computers, Gov. Nikki Haley "hid it from us for over two weeks" - but the ad fails to mention that Haley's silence was at the direction of state and federal investigators.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Nikki Haley, US Governors, Social Security, Personal Finance

RickeyStokesNews.com

23rd Annual Hands Across the Border Campaign

During the 23rd annual Hands Across the Border campaign, Georgia, Florida, Alabama North and South Carolina law enforcement will be meeting their counterparts in communities near the Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida state lines to conduct road checks.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Florida Government, Georgia Government, South Carolina, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Tennessee Government, Tennessee

WLTX-TV Columbia

Boom Or Bust: Offshore SC Liquid Gold Rush

Boom Or Bust: Offshore SC Liquid Gold Rush Most of South Carolina's political leadership favors offshore energy production Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1tFgGes Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling is among those who fear the impact that offshore oil drilling platforms like this one owned by Shell oil company could have on tourism ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Representative Tim Scott, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, South Carolina, Offshore Drilling

Mon Aug 25, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundIRAN'S Future Will Be Decided by Iranians

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

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