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As statewide testing initiatives ramp up, state health authorities are hopeful the percent of positive coronavirus cases being revealed will more accurately reflect the amount of disease in communities. 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House gave sweeping bipartisan approval Thursday to legislation to modify a new “paycheck protection” program for businesses that have suffered COVID-related losses, giving them more flexibility to use federal subsidies for other costs and extending the lifespan of the …

Wading into a politically charged issue, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday preached the importance of wearing masks in public as the nation's economy reopens from the “cataclysmic" damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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One new case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, was reported at the Savannah River Site on Thursday morning, a day after officials and contractors at the nuclear reserve began a shift back to so-called normal operations.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The leader of governor's committee studying how to best reopen South Carolina after the coronavirus said one of the most critical pieces of unfinished business is protecting businesses from lawsuits if they follow safety recommendations.

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WASHINGTON — The United States was on the cusp of marking at least 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus, a once-unthinkable toll that now appears to be just the beginning of untold misery in the months ahead as Las Vegas casinos and Walt Disney World make plans to reopen, crowds of unmasked A…

Recent Wednesdays on SC Highway 421 have included several mid-day traffic "challenges," but the people stuck in the cars have not seemed to mind the slowdown too much, as the process has resulted in tons of free groceries being distributed in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened Tuesday in a largely symbolic step toward economic recovery, and stocks surged, even as the official U.S. death toll from the coronavirus closed in on 100,000, a mark President Donald Trump once predicted the country w…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn't assure him that the August gathering can go for…

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the rubble of buildings and lives, modern U.S. presidents have met national trauma with words such as these: “I can hear you.” “You have lost too much, but you have not lost everything.” “We have wept with you; we’ve pulled our children tight.”

Etiquette is always important in communal spaces. For community gardeners in years past, being considerate of others meant keeping your bed neat, treating communal tools with care, chatting with fellow gardeners about their summer plans and resisting the urge to snatch a tomato from your nei…

LOS ANGELES — When Tony Nittoli of North Hollywood noticed a leak under his bathroom sink in mid-April, he tied it up with an old T-shirt and stuffed junk mail under it. He’d normally call his apartment manager to take care of it, but health officials’ orders were clear: stay inside and away…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top education official wanted $115 million for summer school programs to get some of the state's most vulnerable students back on track after missing at least 10 weeks of in-person classes because of the coronavirus.

President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state's Democratic governor doesn't immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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In recognition of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, the Aiken County Branch of the NAACP sponsored lunches for Pruitt Health North Augusta and Pruitt Health Aiken.

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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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