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From Former Mental Hospital to Recreational Hub

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Lunatic Asylum admitted its first patient in 1828. Ever since, its impressive brick wards surrounded by nearly 200 acres of leafy lawns and gardens served as landmarks in Columbia, the state’s capital. Almost 200 years later, and three decades after the last patient was discharged, the old brick buildings […]

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Planned Parenthood to Host Women’s Health Forum for 2020 Democrats

Planned Parenthood is set to host a forum on reproductive rights for the Democratic primary field this month, as the issue of abortion emerges as a central topic in the 2020 presidential race. The forum, hosted by the organization’s political arm, is the first event in recent presidential campaigns singularly focused on women’s health. The […]

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My Husband Wore Really Tight Shorts to the Eclipse Party

My husband, Alex, strode across the football field and toward me wearing a white undershirt, black dress shoes and socks, and a pair of skintight, blaze-orange nylon shorts that fit like hot pants. “Hi,” he said. After a moment of stunned silence, I said, “Hi.” “Something wrong?” We were at our children’s school for an […]

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