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Missionaries return to US and Ebola quarantine

Updated: 08/11/2014 - They will be spending those weeks in motor vehicles on a portion of the Charlotte-based group's 90-acre campus not far from the South Carolina line.

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SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

Posted: 08/11/2014 - Deputy director John Supra says the agency should be caught up within a couple of weeks. Six temporary employees hired since July 1 are helping with the paperwork. Of the decisions made so far, 56 percent are approvals. Many others who applied were already enrolled.

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Report: Insurance fraud complaints in SC rising

Posted: 08/08/2014 - Attorneys in his office last year prosecuted cases that resulted in 37 convictions and resulted in more than $700,000 being returned to the victims of insurance fraud.

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WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency

Posted: 08/08/2014 - On Friday, WHO announced the Ebola outbreak -- the largest and longest in history -- is worrying enough to merit being declared an international health emergency. WHO declared similar emergencies for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and for polio in May.

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First hurricane in 22 years aiming for Hawaii

Updated: 08/07/2014 - Meanwhile, the U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island. There were no immediate reports of damage.

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Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

Updated: 08/07/2014 - President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war.

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Liberia, S. Leone race to enforce Ebola quarantine

Posted: 08/07/2014 - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that some civil liberties may be suspended as authorities try to stamp out the disease blamed for more than 900 deaths in four West African countries this year.

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SC test scores fall in all grades, in most subjects

Updated: 08/06/2014 - The percentage of students passing fell in 22 of the 30 total tests taken. The worst drops occurred in sixth- and seventh-grade reading. Both declined by 5 percentage points.

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Group hopes to build park in Atlanta toddler's memory

Posted: 08/06/2014 - The Marietta Daily Journal reports that the group known as Cooper's Tree House Foundation has started an online campaign to try and raise $250,000 to build a park either in Marietta or Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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