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Report: DHEC Not Doing Job Watching State

Posted: 11/17/2008 - An investigation by The State newspaper of Columbia indicates that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control often sides with companies it regulates during disputes with residents. The report also said the agency often shares crucial information slowly or not at all, and sometimes fails to alert the public to dangers.

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SC Priest Says He Was Hasty in Obama Comments

Posted: 11/17/2008 - A South Carolina priest says he was too hasty when he told parishioners who voted for President-elect Barack Obama to refrain from taking Holy Communion because of his stance in support of abortion.

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Georgia Senate: Huckabee Leads Chambliss Rally

Posted: 11/17/2008 - Several thousand Georgians crowded into the Gwinnett Center on Sunday afternoon for a raucous event that also featured radio talk show host Neal Boortz, one the most vocal boosters of the "fair tax.".

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Auto Bailout and Power Struggles Await Returning Congress

Posted: 11/17/2008 - The bailout plan will begin in the Senate, though it may not go any further. The White House is against the idea and several Republican leaders seem inclined to ignore the pleas coming from Detroit.

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Obama and McCain to Meet Today

Posted: 11/17/2008 - Obama's office says both men share a desire to make government "more effective and efficient", and will discuss ways they can work together on that.

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Economists See Prolonged Recession

Posted: 11/17/2008 - Downgrading the forecast amid the growing financial crisis, the National Association for Business Economics survey looks for gross domestic product to fall 2.6 percent in the final quarter of this year. The group's panel of 50 economists sees growth of just 0.7 percent in 2009.

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Security, economy are priorities, Obama tells CBS

Posted: 11/16/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama says, since terrorists might try to attack the U.S. during the White House transition, selecting his national security team has been a top priority for him.

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South Carolina priest says he was hasty in Obama comments

Posted: 11/16/2008 - A South Carolina priest says he was too hasty when he told parishioners who voted for President-elect Barack Obama to refrain from taking Holy Communion because of his stance in support of abortion.

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Huckabee leads Chambliss rally

Posted: 11/16/2008 - Chants of "Huck-a-bee" greeted former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee as he led a rally for the "fair tax" in Georgia aimed at helping Sen. Saxby Chambliss in his runoff bid.

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Report: DHEC not doing job watching state

Posted: 11/16/2008 - A published report suggests that the agency responsible for keeping watch over South Carolina's environment and health has fallen short of that task.

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Obama tells Illinois goodbye, thank you

Posted: 11/16/2008 - Barack Obama has written a thank-you and farewell letter to the people of Illinois as he prepares to become the next U.S. president.

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First in line no guarantee for inaugural tickets

Posted: 11/16/2008 - Even if your member of Congress has declared a first-come, first-served policy on handing out hard-to-get tickets to Barack Obama's presidential swearing-in, be aware "first" doesn't necessarily mean number one in line.

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Giuliani might run again - for governor or president

Posted: 11/16/2008 - You apparently haven't seen the last of Rudy Giuliani. The former New York mayor and Republican presidential candidate says he'll consider running for governor of New York.

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'Sopranos' actor on trial in NYPD cop slaying

Posted: 11/16/2008 - Lillo Brancato Jr. was a young actor with a solid resume: He made his debut in 1993 in "A Bronx Tale" and played a mobster wannabe in "The Sopranos."

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Winds ease around Southern California fires

Posted: 11/16/2008 - Now that the winds have calmed down, firefighters are hoping to make some gains on the wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes in Southern California.

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More devastation from SoCal wildfires

Updated: 11/15/2008 - Southern Californians are facing still more devastation from wildfires that have destroyed 500 mobile homes and forced thousands of people to flee since Thursday.

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