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Mugshots, July 4

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center and the North Myrtle Beach Jail. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Interactive Vietnam exhibit helps veterans reflect, heal

“The Vietnam Experience,” a 3-acre outdoor, interactive exhibit at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum near Charleston, opened late last year to coincide with this year’s 50th anniversary marking the start of the Vietnam War. It was created to help honor those who served, but those behind the exhibit are discovering it is also helping some of them heal.

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Dominican plans to expel Haitians tests close ties

For decades, the people of Barrio Cementerio, a neighborhood divided evenly between Dominicans and Haitians, have shared a peaceful coexistence. Proximity smothered prejudice: Working side by side and raising families together helped keep tensions in check.

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Long wait to come to America for Iraqis, Afghans who served U.S. troops

Long waits and a shortage of available visas for a huge backlog of applications remain major issues for the U.S. government’s Special Immigrant Visa program intended to ease entry to the United States for Iraqis and Afghans who served as interpreters or performed other duties for the United States in each country. While waiting, they remain targets for al-Qaida or the Taliban.

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Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.

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Plenty claim to be Uncle Sam, but few can prove the lineage

An upstate N.Y. butcher known as Uncle Sam is considered the inspiration for the national symbol.

‘One of the surprising things was that the family had this patriotism running through them.’

After lobbying by New Yorkers, Congress officially anointed Samuel ‘Uncle Sam’ Wilson in 1961.

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Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration

Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago — but also made it clear that the fight for equality was far from over.

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