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With a narrow victory in a U.S. Senate seat in Nevada on Saturday, Democrats kept control of the chamber, giving President Biden some breathing room as the House still like it will go to the GOP. Republicans are ahead in the race to control the House, but it’s very close.

Meanwhile, having Democratic control of the Senate will give Biden a guardrail for the next two years, according to this story. And the president, now stronger after surviving the midterms, is thinking about whether to run again.

In other headlines:

Flu activity marked very high in South Carolina, CDC says. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says South Carolina is one of seven states to have “very high” levels of flu activity. Meanwhile, respiratory illnesses are on the rise in the Palmetto State.

Gas prices rise slightly in S.C. The average price at the pump went up 1.6 cents to $3.26 per gallon, according to analysts.

GOP’s grip on S.C. House tightensSouth Carolina Republicans have taken a commanding lead over Democrats in the S.C. House of Representatives after netting seven seats in the recent elections. Meanwhile,South Carolina’s results are being celebrated as a bright spot for the national GOP in the midterms.

Charleston Co. considers building teacher housing. With rents soaring, Charleston County school leaders say they’re considering building teacher housing as an incentive.

Zucker donates $5M to Yeshiva University. Local philanthropist Anita Zucker gave the money to start an early education program.

Hamilton gets honor 28 years later. Lonnie Hamilton III’s name is finally on the Charleston County Public Service Building, 28 years after Charleston County Council voted 7-1 to name it for the former council chairman.

Charleston ranked best city for veterans after service. Charleston ranked top city in the nation for military members to move to after their service, according to a new study from Navy Federal Credit Union.

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