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State in the southeastern United States

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South Carolina: State in the southeastern United States
South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States and the easternmost of the Deep South. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River.

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Rath Yatra 2020: King of Puri arrives at Jagannath Temple to perform 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual [Video]

Rath Yatra 2020: King of Puri arrives at Jagannath Temple to perform 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual

The King of Puri, Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb arrived at Jagannath Temple to participate in the Rath Yatra on June 23. He will perform the 'Chhera Pahanra' ritual where he will sweep the chariots..

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After getting nod from SC, Rath Yatra preparations underway at Puri's Jagannath Temple [Video]

After getting nod from SC, Rath Yatra preparations underway at Puri's Jagannath Temple

Preparations are underway for Rath Yatra at Puri Jagannath Temple. The Supreme Court on June 22 has granted permission to hold the annual chariot festival this year amid COVID-19 pandemic. However, no..

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Rath Yatra 2020: BJP leaders, petitioner welcome SC's decision [Video]

Rath Yatra 2020: BJP leaders, petitioner welcome SC's decision

Supreme Court on June 22 allowed Rath Yatra to be conducted in Puri, Odisha with certain restrictions. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan welcomed the decision and said the..

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Former FDA head says 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 possible [Video]

Former FDA head says 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 possible

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday warned that some U.S. states, including Texas, Florida and Arizona, could start to see an 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 cases..

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Senator Who Voted Against Bolton Testifying Is Now Angry Bolton Didn't Testify [Video]

Senator Who Voted Against Bolton Testifying Is Now Angry Bolton Didn't Testify

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) says he wished former national security adviser John Bolton would have testified before Congress. According to Business Insider, Sen. Scott's comments come amid explosive claims..

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Jharkhand CM opposes Centre's decision to auction coal blocks for commercial mining [Video]

Jharkhand CM opposes Centre's decision to auction coal blocks for commercial mining

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren opposed the decision by Central Government to auction coal blocks for commercial mining. CM informed that he filed a petition in Supreme Court over coal block..

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Six U.S. states see record spikes in new COVID-19 cases [Video]

Six U.S. states see record spikes in new COVID-19 cases

[NFA] New cases of COVID-19 nearly doubled in Alabama and South Carolina in the second week of June compared to the prior seven days, a Reuters analysis found, as 17 U.S. states reported weekly..

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COVID-19 cases surging in several U.S. states [Video]

COVID-19 cases surging in several U.S. states

[NFA] New cases of COVID-19 nearly doubled in Alabama and South Carolina in the second week of June compared to the prior seven days, a Reuters analysis found, as 17 U.S. states reported weekly..

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COVID-19 cases surging in various U.S. states [Video]

COVID-19 cases surging in various U.S. states

[NFA] New cases of COVID-19 nearly doubled in Alabama and South Carolina in the second week of June compared to the prior seven days, a Reuters analysis found, as 17 U.S. states reported weekly..

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Republican Leader Who Refused To Wear Mask Now Positive For COVID-19, Passes It To Family [Video]

Republican Leader Who Refused To Wear Mask Now Positive For COVID-19, Passes It To Family

Rep. Tom Rice has announced that he, his wife, and his son had all been infected with the coronavirus. Just two weeks ago, conservative Rice appeared on the House floor in Washington. The South..

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Record spikes in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations sweep parts of U.S. [Video]

Record spikes in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations sweep parts of U.S.

New coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in record numbers swept through more U.S. states, including Florida and Texas, as most push ahead with reopening and President Donald Trump plans an indoor..

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SC Police Killed Black Man Who Allegedly Shot At Them While Handcuffed [Video]

SC Police Killed Black Man Who Allegedly Shot At Them While Handcuffed

South Carolina state officials say a deadly incident began when Ariane McCree was caught shoplifting at a Walmart on November 23rd, 2020. Newser reports South Carolina police this week released a video..

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MAGA Boat Parade Draws Hundreds, Most Without Masks [Video]

MAGA Boat Parade Draws Hundreds, Most Without Masks

"MAGA" stands for Make America Great Again and has been attached to Trump since his first campaign. On Sunday, Charlestown, South Carolina held a "MAGA" boat parade in honor of Trump. The seaside event..

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Texas Must Allow All Citizens To Request Absentee Ballots Without An Excuse [Video]

Texas Must Allow All Citizens To Request Absentee Ballots Without An Excuse

A federal judge ruled that Texas must allow all voters to cast absentee ballots without an excuse. According to Business Insider, this includes Texas’ scheduled July run-off elections. In the past,..

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NASCAR’s Televised Return Draws 6 Million Viewers [Video]

NASCAR’s Televised Return Draws 6 Million Viewers

On May 17th, NASCAR returned to television after a 10-week hiatus. The Real Heroes 400 was held at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, No fans were present in the racetrack’s 47,000 seats.

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NASCAR resumes season with no fans [Video]

NASCAR resumes season with no fans

NASCAR resumed competition after a two-month shutdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, holding its Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without fans. Chris Dignam has more.

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster: Rising COVID-19 cases may sideline college, HS football in state

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster warned Wednesday that a surge in COVID-19 cases could sideline college and high school football in the state.
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Fighter Jet Crash Kills Pilot in South Carolina, Air Force Says

The pilot was the only person on board the F-16CM Fighting Falcon jet, according to the Shaw Air Force Base.
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Statue of famous pro-slavery leader removed in SC

Charleston, South Carolina has removed the statue of John C. Calhoun, an early U.S. political leader whose defense of slavery led the nation toward civil war. (June 25)  
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Apple re-closes more stores due to spikes in coronavirus cases. Is your store temporarily closed?

Apple is closing more stores again due to COVID-19 spikes including locations in Texas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.
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Charleston starts taking down John Calhoun statue

Crews in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday morning began taking down a statue of former US Vice President John C. Calhoun, who was a major advocate of slavery before the Civil War. The Charleston..
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AP Top Stories June 24 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday June 24th: Trump youth rally packs Phoenix megachurch; Trump-backed candidates lose two GOP primaries; Washington state requiring face masks in public; Charleston, SC..
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NIH director skips South Carolina beach vacation, warns public about coronavirus travel risks

National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins knows you're tired of being cooped up — but that doesn't it's time to travel just yet.
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Seeking reform, Black GOP Senator weighs racism

As a senator who has been stopped more than a dozen times for what he says was "driving while Black," South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott says the change in policing should happen swiftly...
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Myrtle Beach packed despite virus threat

People are flocking to South Carolina's beaches for vacation after being cooped up by COVID-19 for months. But the coronavirus is taking no vacation. The state now has the fourth-highest new infection..
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5 Years After Charleston Church Massacre, City Says Calhoun Statue Will Go

On the anniversary of the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, officials in Charleston, S.C., announced a plan to remove a statue of the prominent slavery defender John C...
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COVID-19 cases surging in Alabama, South Carolina and Oklahoma

New cases of COVID-19 nearly doubled in Alabama and South Carolina in the second week of June compared to the prior seven days, a Reuters analysis found, as 17 U.S. states reported weekly increases in..
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Republican Rep. Tom Rice, and his wife and son, test positive for COVID-19

S.C. Republican Rep. Tom Rice announced Monday that he and his family contracted COVID-19, becoming the latest member of Congress to contract the deadly disease.
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Has Lindsey Graham Become Too Trumpy for South Carolina? Not So Fast.

Democrats are mounting a vigorous Senate campaign, backing Jaime Harrison, a candidate with strong fund-raising. But as they argue that Mr. Graham has become too conservative for the state, the senator..
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Tim Scott, the U.S. Senate's only black Republican, leads police reform push

South Carolina's U.S. Senator Tim Scott, the chamber's only black Republican, was thrust into the center of the national debate on policing when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put him in charge of the..
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Long lines in Georgia, Lindsey Graham wards off GOP rivals in SC and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries

Georgia voters faced long lines and problems with voting machines in Tuesday's primary. Some officials say this may signal problems for November.
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South Carolinians mask up and head to polls

A slow but steady trickle of voters in Rock Hill, South Carolina cast their ballots in person on Tuesday, as masked volunteers gave out instructions from behind a plastic barrier. (June 9)  
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Can Jon Ossoff Win in Georgia? What to Watch as 5 States Vote Today

Seven candidates are facing off in a Democratic primary for a Georgia Senate seat. Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia are also holding primaries.
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Systemic racism is killing blacks two ways, author Bakari Sellers says

After a week of protests against police brutality across the world, Lauren Young and Trevor Hunnicutt of Reuters spoke with Bakari Sellers, author of 'My Vanishing Country' and a former state..
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Where U.S. coronavirus cases are on the rise

Several southern U.S. states reported sharp increases in COVID-19 infections, with Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia all seeing new cases rise 35% or more in the week ended May 31 compared with the..
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Inside an Extraordinary G.O.P. Event: ‘Pressing Flesh and Kissing Babies’ Again

At the South Carolina event, attended by Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, there were few masks and no social distancing — and that was the point.
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Tropical Storm Bertha Could Cause Dangerous Flooding in the South

Bertha was named a tropical storm less than two hours before it made landfall near Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday.
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Bertha weakens to tropical depression after making landfall in South Carolina

Bertha, the second named storm this Atlantic hurricane season, has weakened to a tropical depression but was still expected to bring heavy rain and possibly life-threatening flash floods to parts of..
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Tropical Storm Bertha makes landfall, bringing heavy rain to South Carolina and inland

A tropical storm that could unleash heavy rainfall and produce life-threatening flash flooding made landfall along the South Carolina coast on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
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Bertha makes landfall along South Carolina coast: NHC

Tropical storm Bertha has made landfall along the South Carolina coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.
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Tropical Storm Bertha forms off South Carolina coast, could bring up to 8 inches of rain to some areas

Tropical Storm Bertha formed off the South Carolina coast Wednesday morning, the second named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.  
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NHC says 70% chance of cyclone near South Carolina coast

An area of disturbed weather located off the South Carolina coast has a 70% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.
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South Carolina's Roman Catholic churches among the first in nation to reopen

Roman Catholic churches across South Carolina reopened for services on Monday for the first time since a coronavirus-related shutdown began on March 17, allowing parishioners to attend Mass in person.
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Working women, and especially single moms, are hit hard by coronavirus downturn

Before she was laid off from her bartending job in Charleston, South Carolina, Shana Swain used to spend her nights serving food and mixing Manhattans and Cosmopolitans.
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Woman killed by alligator after doing client's nails during lockdown in South Carolina

Cynthia Covert, 58, drowned after an alligator pulled her into a pond on while she was visiting a client for an in-home nail appointment.
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Without in-person classes, many students have essentially gone missing, teachers say

In a survey of about 4,000 South Carolina teachers on April 1, only 17% said they had contacted all of their students.
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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland arrested on multiple charges in South Carolina

Bashaud Breeland, a starting cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs in their win in Super Bowl LIV, was arrested Tuesday in South Carolina.
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Confirmed tornado hits western South Carolina

Confirmed tornado hits western South Carolina  
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Non-essential businesses reopen

South Carolina allows some non-essential businesses to reopen. Those businesses will still need to comply with the executive order allowing five customers per every 1,000 square feet. (April 22)  
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Coronavirus live updates: Cuomo, Trump to meet at the White House; South Carolina moves to ease restrictions; immigration temporarily halted

Trump says he's temporarily suspending immigration to protect jobs; meanwhile, some states will start to loosen stay-at-home restrictions.
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As South Carolina opens beaches, some plan to keep restrictions

Officials in Myrtle Beach and Charleston County are working on plans for the reopening of beaches in South Carolina. Some will remain shut for now.
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Democrats Show Fund-Raising Energy in Key Senate Races

In contests in Kentucky, South Carolina, Kansas, Maine, Colorado and Arizona, Democratic candidates raised more money in the first quarter of 2020 than their Republican opponents.
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Red Cross adjusts storm response amid pandemic

The Red Cross of South Carolina has changed its disaster response in the midst of COVID-19 by sheltering displaced families in hotel rooms and assessing damaged homes remotely. (April 14)  
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Coronavirus, then tornado damage: For some South Carolina residents, there's 'nowhere to go'

After weeks of coronavirus precautions, Seneca, South Carolina, is one of several areas in the South dealing with extensive tornado damage.
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Church organizes drive in service for Easter

A congregation in Clover, South Carolina, celebrated the resurrection of Christ while parked in their cars Saturday. Relevant Church held their worship on a radio station as churchgoers took part in..
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South Carolina becomes latest U.S. state to issue 'stay at home' orders

The governor of South Carolina on Monday ordered all residents of the state to remain at home except for visits with family members or essential outings to get groceries, medicine or exercise, to help..
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Funeral services different during virus outbreak

As stay-at-home orders and social distancing persists, funeral homes are adapting their services. Only five family members attended J. Robert Colemans funeral in South Carolina on Friday, but his son..
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SC schools deploy wifi buses amid virus pandemic

In South Carolina school buses are being fitted with wifi routers to help children connect to learning portals. (March 30)  
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U.S. Representative Joe Cunningham tested positive for coronavirus

U.S. Representative Joe Cunningham, a Democrat from South Carolina, said Friday he had tested positive for the coronavirus, although his symptoms have already begun to improve.
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Daimler to halt production in Alabama, South Carolina for two weeks

Daimler is suspending production at its plants in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Charleston, South Carolina for two weeks starting today, it said.
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Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley resigns from Boeing board over company's bailout request

Nikki Haley, formerly the governor of South Carolina and US ambassador to the UN, has resigned from Boeing's board over the company's bailout request
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Rare albino deer spotted in South Carolina

An albino deer made a rare appearance at a neighborhood in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
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Before the Clyburn Endorsement, an Elderly Church Usher With a Question

Jannie Jones is the 76-year-old woman who had to know who Representative James Clyburn was voting for in the South Carolina primary. Did her question change the Democratic presidential race?
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Biden Is Back: This Week in the 2020 Race

Joseph R. Biden Jr. won South Carolina and most of the Super Tuesday states, and the race is down to him and Bernie Sanders, after Elizabeth Warren and Michael Bloomberg dropped out.
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Many young voters sat out Super Tuesday, contributing to Bernie Sanders' losses

Exit polls for Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia found young voters aren't showing up at the polls as much as 2016.
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Super Tuesday boost for Dems: South Carolina primary turnout shatters 2016 level, on par with 2008

Democrats who were concerned that relatively low voter turnout in the Iowa caucuses meant voters were not fired up can take heart in the S.C. primary.
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