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Columbia, South Carolina: Capital of South Carolina
Columbia is the capital and second largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population estimate of 134,309 as of 2016. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 767,598 as of the 2010 United States Census, growing to 832,666 by July 1, 2018, according to 2018 U.S. Census estimates. This makes it the 70th largest metropolitan statistical areas in the nation, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau as of July 1, 2018. The name Columbia is a poetic term used for the United States, originating from the name of Christopher Columbus.

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'Fugitive' pig owner must pay $3,000 after pet pig escapes from home

The pig's owner, Mcgregor Wallace, purchased Leroy as an emotional support pet. He was cited by Columbia, South Carolina, officials for owning a pig.  
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Ex-South Carolina governor challenges Trump for GOP nomination

ex-south carolina governor challenges trump for gop nomination
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, has decided to open a long-shot Republican challenge to President Trump, saying Sunday that he wants to put his..
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State Republican parties mull canceling primaries, caucuses

state republican parties mull canceling primaries, caucuses
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans in several states are set to decide whether they'll cancel plans to hold presidential preference selections before the 2020 election. It wouldn't be...
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Lawsuit over faulty background check allowed to proceed

FBI acknowledged that Roof's drug possession arrest in Columbia, South Carolina, weeks before the shooting at AME Emanuel Church should have prevented him from buying a gun
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South Carolina and Iowa voters react to Democratic debate

At watch parties in Columbia, South Carolina and Ames, Iowa, voters said they didn't see a clear winner in the first night of the Democratic debate. CBS News political reporters LaCrai Mitchell and..
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The cause of the deadly Amtrak crash in South Carolina? Easy-to-fix human errors

Amtrak is to blame, says the National Transportation Safety Board, for the the deadly 2018 train crash near Columbia, South Carolina.  
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From Former Mental Hospital to Recreational Hub

Nearly two centuries after it was built, the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum in Columbia is being converted into a mixed-use project known as the BullStreet District.
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South Carolina voters say health care, economy and faith among issues 2020 candidates should discuss

Elaine Quijano of CBSN's "Red & Blue" sits down with voters at the Brookland Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, who say they want to see 2020 Democratic candidates talk about health care, the..
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Interview with Kamala Harris on the campaign trail

CBS News Political Correspondent Ed O'Keefe caught up with Sen. Kamala Harris on the campaign trail in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Full transcript: Ed O'Keefe interviews Sen. Kamala Harris

CBS News Political Correspondent Ed O'Keefe caught up with Sen. Kamala Harris on the campaign trail in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Kamala Harris says Trump to blame for Iran tensions

CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe caught up with Sen. Kamala Harris on the campaign trail in Columbia, South Carolina, this weekend.
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Sanders dismisses idea of "limited strike" on Iran

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, joins moderator Margaret Brennan on the campaign trail in Columbia, South Carolina, to discuss the 2020 race and Iran.
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Full interview: Bernie Sanders on "Face the Nation"

Margaret Brennan sat down with 2020 Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Interviews with candidates, state party officials and more at Rep. Jim Clyburn's fish fry

Twenty-one Democratic candidates are pitching themselves to South Carolina voters at Rep. Jim Clyburn's annual fish fry. Watch Major Garrett, Elaine Quijano, Ed O'Keefe and Caitlin Huey-Burns lead..
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Tim Ryan discusses plan to "out compete" China

Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio is one of 21 Democrats hopefuls in Columbia, South Carolina, for Rep. Jim Clyburn's fish fry. He joins Major Garrett and Elaine Quijano to discuss his plan on China.
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Rep. Jim Clyburn: 2020 Democrats must make case for "accessible and affordable" policies

Democrats are gathering in Columbia, South Carolina, for the "World Famous Fish Fry," where 2020 candidates will try to make their case for winning the White House. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn,..
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2020 candidates commemorate Juneteeth, head to South Carolina

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are focusing on the issue of race in America, ahead of Rep. Jim Clyburn's "World Famous Fish Fry" event in Columbia, South Carolina. The gathering is seen as..
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Elizabeth Lederer, Central Park 5 prosecutor, resigns from Columbia after Netflix series

The petition to fire Elizabeth Lederer was written by the Black Law Students Association at Columbia, and comes after Linda Fairstein's own fallout.  
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Gorillas hilariously cringe as they dodge the downpour

Gorillas at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina had no intention of getting wet from the heavy downpour.
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Biden to test appeal among black voters in South Carolina

biden to test appeal among black voters in south carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden will have his first chance this weekend to demonstrate whether he can attract the type of diverse coalition that twice sent Barack Obama to the White House. The former..
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Joe Biden resumes role as one of nation's top eulogists

joe biden resumes role as one of nation's top eulogists
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the cusp of an expected White House run, Joe Biden is returning to a familiar role this week as the one of the nation's top eulogists. ......
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Anonymous winner claiming $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot

anonymous winner claiming $1.5 billion mega millions jackpot
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Lottery officials on Monday announced that a South Carolina resident had stepped forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last October — the largest jackpot..
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Tape scores 16 to lead Columbia past Brown 80-77

Patrick Tape registers 16 points and seven rebounds as Columbia narrowly defeats Brown, 80-77
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