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Health

Special unit to move mental patients under consideration

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Overhauling how South Carolina handles mental patients who must be brought to hospitals under the order of a doctor or a court is a more difficult problem than they expected, a group of senators said. Sen. Marlon Kimpson began working on the bill in fall, just weeks after two mental health...

Science

NASA, SpaceX OK 1st test flight of crew capsule next week

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA and SpaceX on Friday approved a first test flight next week of the new commercial Dragon capsule designed for crew. No one will be aboard, only an instrumented dummy in a white SpaceX spacesuit. But the capsule will still fly to the International Space Station, following its planned March...