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South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's office is in damage-control mode Thursday, a day after the Republican governor tearfully admitted he's been having an extramarital affair.

At a news conference Wednesday, Sanford was open about the relationship -- confessing that he'd spent nearly the past week with a woman in Argentina, even though his staff said he was hiking along the Appalachian Trail -- but he ignored those shouting, "Are you going resign?"

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal newspaper on Thursday called on Sanford to step aside, saying the governor can't juggle this personal crisis and the economic downturn at the same time. Read full article »

CNN's Peter Hamby and Kristi Keck contributed to this report.

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