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COLUMBIA — High school graduation season is getting ready to start in South Carolina, and a quite a few students will be able to get their diplomas in their caps and gowns together and in person.

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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million.

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 248 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and six additional deaths Saturday afternoon, bringing the state total to to 9,895 cases with 425 deaths.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential" and called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend, even as some parts of the nation remain under coronavirus lockdown.

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Children from preschool to high school can draw on their inner creativity this summer at arts camps sponsored by the Aiken Center for the Arts.

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits in the two months since the coronavirus took hold in the U.S. has swelled to nearly 39 million, the government reported Thursday, even as states from coast to coast gradually reopen their economies and let people go back…

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JOHNSTON — Over 300 people drove through a mobile testing site set up in Edgefield County that administered free coronavirus tests to the public on Thursday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are invoking a rarely used provision of American law that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from again running out of medical supplies in a pandemic.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for NASA arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, exactly one week before their historic SpaceX flight.

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Another case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has been confirmed at the Savannah River Site, the sprawling nuclear-waste-and-weapons reserve south of Aiken.

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COLUMBIA — Clemson University plans to hold in-person classes in the fall but synchronize them with online instruction so if a student is infected with COVID-19 — or a second wave of infections closes campus — learning won't be disrupted.

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Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended cloth face coverings for the general public, many have relied on those while reserving medical masks, such as N95 respirators, for medical workers.

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean students began returning to school on Wednesday, but not without some hitches, in a possible template for other countries struggling to reopen educational facilities.

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The health nightmare from the past couple of months has put the brakes on a variety of local traditions, but peach production is rolling ahead as usual around Edgefield and Saluda counties, with growers having their harvesting crews in action and produce stands going into business.

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GENEVA (AP) — Facing the most disruptive pandemic in generations, the technocratic halls of the World Health Organization are now the scene of pitched battles in an increasingly bitter proxy war between the China and the United States.

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State health officials reported one additional case of coronavirus in Aiken County on Tuesday, giving the county a total of 156 positive cases overall.

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COVID-19 can't stop the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's DuPont Planetarium on the USC Aiken campus from giving its guests and explorers of all ages an engaging, dynamic experience – even if it's in the comfort of their own homes.

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WARREN, Mich. — More than 130,000 autoworkers returned to factories across the U.S. for the first time in nearly two months Monday in one of the biggest steps yet to restart American industry, while an experimental vaccine against the coronavirus yielded encouraging results in a small and ex…

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A bloc of local governments and nuclear industry, labor and community groups are pressing Congress to provide a one-time multibillion-dollar boost to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management, the remediation-focused Savannah River Site landlord.

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GENEVA — The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to launch an independent probe into how it managed the international response to the coronavirus, which has been clouded by finger-pointing between the U.S. and China over a pandemic that has killed o…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is taking a malaria drug to lessen symptoms should he get the new coronavirus, even though the drug is unproven for fighting COVID-19.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect pricing for both City of Aiken summer camps are $75 per child per session and $95 for out-of-city residents. Pricing for the July 4th week will be prorated to $55 per child.Registration for the spot-limited City of Aiken Summer Camps is…

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