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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EST

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is congratulating college sports champions at the White House. Teams including the Texas A&M women's equestrian team, Pennsylvania State University's women's rugby team, and the University of Washington's women's rowing team have gathered around the White House grounds to be recognized for their wins. Trump is posing for photos with the players. At one point, he playfully got into a wrestling pose. At another, he popped a volleyball into the air.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a white former South Carolina police officer who pleaded guilty to a federal charge in the shooting death of an unarmed black man two years ago. Court records filed Friday show that a hearing for former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager will begin Dec. 4. Slager pleaded guilty in May to violating Walter Scott's civil rights. Slager was tried on murder charges last year, but the jury deadlocked.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina lawyer has been confirmed for a U.S. District judgeship. The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Spartanburg attorney Don Coggins to be a federal judge. He fills a seat that has been open since 2014. Coggins was first nominated by President Obama and was re-nominated by President Trump in August.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's unemployment rate was unchanged last month. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday the rate was 3.9 percent, unchanged from September. The leisure and hospitality segment added more than 4,500 jobs in October. Manufacturing lost about 2,200 jobs in October.

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