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Merritt maintains RBC Heritage lead; Kuchar, 2 others 3 back

A day after toppling the Harbour Town Golf Links course record, journeyman Troy Merritt inched closer to his first PGA Tour title at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. A double bogey on the eighth hole was the only blemish on his round of 2-under-par 69. He is 14 under for the tournament.

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EXCLUSIVE: S.C. GOP flexible on some social issues

S.C. Republicans might not be the super-strict conservatives that they are perceived to be nationally, a new poll suggests. Most likely 2016 Palmetto State GOP presidential primary voters said they favor legalized abortions in limited cases, medical use of marijuana and no bans on gay customers, according to a Winthrop Poll. But those same voters show signs of going rogue again in 2016, saying they are willing to vote for a candidate who they also say stands less of a chance of winning the presidency.