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Chaplain Ira 'Buddy' Rainwater recognized for service to Florence County

FLORENCE, S.C. — Ira ‘Buddy’ Rainwater got a surprise when he went to the Florence County Council meeting Thursday morning. He was going to present personalized Bibles to council members, but the coun

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Politics

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.



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Health

Insurers Call for Stronger Rules on Medical Devices

The U.S. health-insurance industry is calling for tougher rules for approving and tracking medical devices, citing regulatory gaps exposed last year when a tool used in hysterectomies was found to spread cancer.



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