- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in South Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Carolinas News Editor Tim Rogers at 919-510-8937 or at tmrogers@ap.org.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

HEALTH INSURANCE REBATES CAROLINAS

UNDATED - Millions of dollars in health insurance rebates will be coming to consumers in South Carolina and North Carolina from companies the government says spent too much of premium dollars on profits and red tape last year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released data Thursday showing that more than 205,000 consumers in South Carolina will receive more than $13 million in rebates. That’s an average refund of $92 per family. By Bruce Smith. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.

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DSS HEARING

COLUMBIA - A deputy director at the Department of Social Services says the agency needs 200 more employees to reach goals for worker caseloads. Jessica Hanak-Coulter said Wednesday that 202 employees would be needed to keep caseloads at or below proposed limits for the number of cases and children each worker should handle at one time. SENT: 210 words.

IN BRIEF: TRUCK ROLLOVER, HORRY STRIP CLUBS, MORE LIQUOR?, GREENVILLE STABBING DEATH, BODY IDENTIFIED, CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDING-GUN, MADE IN CHARLESTON, WESTMORELAND-TALK, EPA PROPOSALS, TEAM READS.

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