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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) - South Carolina will continue to defend itself against a lawsuit over its ban on gay marriage despite a decision by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over the state that a similar gay marriage ban in Virginia is unconstitutional. A legally married gay couple living in South Carolina sued in September over the state's ban.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A closed hazardous waste landfill near Lake Marion will soon have a new manager. Kestrel Horizons has resigned as the site's trustee, effective Oct. 31. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control will identify an interim administrator during the three-month transition.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities in North Charleston are looking for a gunman who shot and wounded a man outside Northwoods Mall. Police say the wounded man was taken to a hospital in serious condition with three gunshot wounds. The gunman left the scene but the mall was shut down as a precaution.

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) - The arrest of a single mother who let her 9-year-old play alone in a South Carolina park during her shift at McDonald's has stirred up debate over child care. Debra Harrell faces 10 years in prison if convicted of child neglect. Neighbors in North Augusta say she shouldn't be vilified.

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