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After two-and-a-half hours, an initial failed vote, and repeated intervention from legal counsel, the $16.2 million budget — a budget that saw no increase in spending when it was initially proposed months ago — passed first reading. Commissioners cut $5,000 in spending for street signs and lighting. 

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Sixteen months after the Parkland shooting — and four years after another massacre by a solitary gunman killed nine at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church — law enforcement officials are still grappling with how to identify and stop lone attackers before they carry out mass violence.

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State wildlife officers have charged a man for branding a shark he caught in an incident that outraged other anglers.

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The dispute revolved around whether the county acted legally when it combined two issues into a single referendum question in 2016 when voters were asked if they wanted to raise property taxes to fund $30 million in new libraries and $13 million in new and improved parks.

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South Carolina officials have turned to the U.S. Supreme Court in what could be a last-ditch effort to revive a controversial nuclear facility at the Savannah River Site and enforce federal rules related to storage, processing and removal of plutonium from the state.

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Editor's note: Initial information provided on Monday by the North Charleston Police Department stated the victim was 5 years old. On Tuesday, the Charleston County Coroner's Office determined she was six. This story has been updated to reflect that.  

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Zakaryia Abdel Abdin, who pleaded guilty last August to one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, received the maximum 20 years in prison.