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S.C. DHEC missing permanent leader. South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental control has been without permanent leadership in two of its top positions for months, even as the state battles a climbing toll from the worst global pandemic in a century. Source: The Post and Courier

Courts find no evidence of fraud, despite claims. Donald Trump’s campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states centering on Pennsylvania, searching for ways to salvage the President’s failed reelection bid; however, judges have uniformly rejected their claims of voter fraud and found the campaign’s legal work amateurish. Source: AP News

Biden makes Secretary of State pick, emphasizes experience, foreign policy. President-elect Joe Biden picked Antony Blinken, a close and long-serving foreign policy adviser, as his Secretary of State, leading into his preparations to unveil a slate of new nominees this week that will emphasize a deep well of experience in foreign policy and national security. Source: The Washington Post

MUSC holding trials for AstraZeneca vaccine. The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston said they teamed up with AstraZeneca to facilitate test trials for what is now a promising vaccine with a more than 90% success rate. Source: WCSC

Charleston weighing sea wall as waters rise and storms strengthen. Despite recognizing the need for action before Charleston’s historic and low-lying downtown is overwhelmed by the effects of climate change, residents aren’t certain a wall will do enough to address flooding woes that go well being storm surges. Source: The Washington Post