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Deep space travel could be bad for your heart

In a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports, researchers found that astronauts who went to the moon were almost five times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than astronauts who remained in low-Earth orbit on the International Space Station.

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Hayes picks Wood for York County magistrate post

State Sen. Wes Hayes, R-Rock Hill, said he will appoint Magistrate Judge Stephanie Wood for an open York County, South Carolina, magistrate position over fellow judge Mandrile Young. Wood would succeed longtime judge Bob Davenport, who worked in the Catawba-Ebenezer Township position for 22 years.

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SC lawmakers to tackle troubled state retirement system

S.C. House and Senate leaders are forming a committee to review the state retirement system’s unfunded obligations of $16.75 billion. The move comes three months after S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley pledged to address the pension system’s unfunded debts, adding the fix would “hurt.”