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Something doesn’t add up (access required)

The story of an illegal immigrant whose quest for cable TV nearly got her deported was all over the news earlier this month, but one key element of the whole strange saga remains unclear. An off-duty cop moonlighting as a security guard at a Time Warner Cable office in Burlington, N.C., had Lorena Yanez-Mata arrested for using a fake Social Security card to set up an account.

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Name-calling in the South Carolina code (access required)

National news outlets got another political story out of South Carolina recently when seven state representatives co-sponsored a bill that would make it a criminal offense for federal and state officials to attempt to enforce any part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Aww, it’s a love story (access required)

South Carolina may have abolished the torts of alienation of affection and criminal conversation, but jilted lovers here can still seek balm for their broken hearts if they allege that some of the philandering took place in North Carolina, where those relics still survive.

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Your legislators at work (access required)

You may recall this summer’s South Carolina Policy Council report suggesting that the South Carolina General Assembly should spend less time in Columbia. Palmetto State lawmakers spend more time in session – an average of 143 days annually – than any other state legislature in the South and all but a few in the nation.

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