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Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.Car., and his fiance Maria Belen Chapur at a ceremonial swearing-in for new Congress members on May 15, 2013. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mark Sanford Calls Off Engagement To His ‘Soul Mate’

The South Carolina congressman and former governor says he is calling off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur because of ongoing contention with his ex-wife, Jenny.


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Best Summer Backpacking Trips In America

While it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.


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Colbert: Sanford’s Win ‘Scares Me To My Core’

Angry about his sister’s Congressional election loss to Mark Sanford, Stephen Colbert did the logical thing – and declared Sanford his new sister.


File photo of former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford. (credit: Getty Images)

Ex-Gov. Sanford Seeks Second Chance

One congressional candidate is a former Republican governor seeking redemption after his career imploded in a public saga involving lies, the Appalachian Trail and an Argentine mistress. His Democratic opponent is a famous comedian’s sister who’s trying to benefit from her rival’s damaged reputation.


File photo of former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford. (credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Mark Sanford To Announce Bid For Congress

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is set to announce that he’s running for his old seat in Congress.

CBS Charlotte–01/16/2013

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Jenny Sanford Not Running For Congress

Former South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford said Monday she will not seek her ex-husband’s old congressional seat, saying her job as a mother is more important than going to Washington.



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