Unemployment is steady again this month at 5.3%, unchanged since April and down 2.5 points from a year ago. [SCDEW]

2016 Watch: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will be at Congressman Jeff Duncan’s “Faith and Freedom BBQ” in Anderson next month. [P&C/AP]

After inquiries sparked by rumors that illegals are being held by the feds in unknown locations across the state, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson reassured Gov. Nikki Haley and the entire S.C. Republican delegation that there were no such plans in place. [G’ville News]

An eight-acre oceanfront parcel on Kiawah Island sold for $22 million this week, one of the largest residential sales ever in the area. [P&C]

French aircraft manufacturer Airbus bested U.S.-based Boeing in airliner sales this week at the Farnborough Airshow in England. [P&C/AP]

Interesting piece from CRBJ: “Communities look to grow entrepreneurs from within via coworking, incubators”

A new exhibit at Patriots Point will allow visitors to experience parts of the Apollo 8 moon mission, which the Yorktown participated in after astronauts splashed down in the Pacific in 1968 mission. [P&C]

Reckless headline of the day: “Attorneys re-evaluating cases after Charleston County sheriff’s detective terminated amid accusation of affair with murder suspect’s mother” [P&C]

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