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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolinas have some cleaning up to do after being slammed by severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and flooding and possible tornadoes that flipped cars and small planes, broke storefront windows and pushed one house off its foundation.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A nearly 350-year-old plantation in South Carolina is getting more than $3 million to improve the water flow in its ponds and wetlands. Magnolia Gardens in Charleston says the work should improve the diversity of plants and animals on its 500-acre site. Officials say Ducks Unlimited is giving $1 million for the project, while the other $2.2 million is coming from state, federal and private sources.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's governor is asking legislators to require that cities and counties prove they are checking the immigration or citizenship status of anyone charged with a crime. Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday that South Carolina now has no so-called sanctuary cities that shield people in the county illegally.

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) - A former employee at a South Carolina hospital has been charged with taking more than $15,000. Fifty-year-old Kelly Boatwright of Greenwood has been charged with breach of trust. Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood asked police to investigate after the hospital determined there had been misuse of a hospital credit card.

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