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Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in South Carolina. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to interim Carolinas News Editor Jeffrey Collins at 803-603-8675 or at jscollins@ap.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Skip Foreman at 2 p.m.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

TROPICAL WEATHER

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Chris was squatting on Monday about 200 miles (320 kilometers) off the coast of the Carolinas, where forecasters expect it will gain hurricane strength before moving up Gulfstream waters on a path that could cause life-threatening surf on East Coast beaches this week. Meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl dissipated after rushing over Dominica, but forecasters said strong gusty winds and locally heavy rains could reach Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Haiti and the Dominican Republic Monday night, possibly causing flooding or mudslides. By Danica Coto. SENT: 400 words. AP Photo XLAT101.

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— TROPICAL WEATHER-SOUTH CAROLINA.

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IN BRIEF:

— CHILD SHOT-HOTEL, from MYRTLE BEACH — Two parents are under arrest after their 4-year-old son shot himself with his mother's gun in a South Carolina hotel. SENT: 130 words.

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