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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) - The state Supreme Court says a law governing how the state's elections are conducted is valid. The Libertarian Party argued that new state law requires the party to have a primary vote to continue its convention nomination process. The justices also turned down the party's request that it order state officials to conduct a primary this year.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The state Republican Party wants former GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Ervin to stop calling himself an independent Republican. Ervin says he decided to bypass a primary challenge to Gov. Haley to instead pursue being a petition candidate on the November ballot against her and Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen.

YORK, S.C. (AP) - York officials have asked SLED to investigate an allegation that the police chief used excessive force. The city manager says the city doesn't have a policy on investigating an excessive force allegation. York Police Chief Andy Robinson has led the department since 2011.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina advocacy group is joining a Columbia-based law firm and the Dorn VA Medical Center to offer legal aid to military veterans. Attorneys will assist veterans with obtaining ID papers, child support and visitation issues, obtaining pardons or clearing legal records, simple wills and powers of attorney.

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