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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The City of Columbia is holding its annual party that leads into events for the National Night Out. The city is hosting an event starting at 6 o'clock this evening at Finlay Park. Organizers say this year's 7th annual event goes until 10 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is hosting a special ceremony to honor South Carolina military veterans from the Vietnam era. The event will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the First Baptist Church on Hampton Street in Columbia. Medal of Honor recipient and retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James Everett Livingston is delivering the keynote address.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Camden Sen. Vincent Sheheen says South Carolina should 'pause' in defending a lawsuit trying to overturn the state's gay marriage ban. A federal appeals court ruled Virginia's similar ban is unconstitutional. But state Attorney General Alan Wilson says his office will continue defending state law

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Electric & Gas has moved almost a half million tons of coal ash from lagoons on the Wateree River to a lined landfill near Columbia. Under a settlement agreement, the utility said it would remove 240,000 tons of ash by next January.

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