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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley comforts her 10-year-old son, Nalin, and 14-year-old daughter, Rena, at a National Guard site outside Columbia where her husband, Michael, was preparing to depart with a Guard unit. Capt. Michael Haley will take part in a month of training before his deployment to Afghanistan to work with locals to improve farming practices. (Associated Press)

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley comforts her 10-year-old son, Nalin, and 14-year-old daughter, Rena, at a National Guard site outside Columbia where her husband, Michael, was preparing to depart with a Guard unit. Capt. Michael Haley will take part in a month of training before his deployment to Afghanistan to work with locals to improve farming practices. (Associated Press)

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