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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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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COLUMBIA — A Baptist church in South Carolina has found a home for a statue it wants to get rid of because it looks too Catholic. But Red Bank Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Wright won't say when the statue and reliefs of Jesus will be removed or what church has asked to take them. Wright said his congregation 's vote on a church matter has unfairly turned into a social justice issue. By Christina L. Myers. UPCOMING: 520 words by 4 p.m.



— IMMIGRATION STATUS-CONVICTION, from COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Supreme Court has overturned a man's conviction for fondling a girl because his attorneys were not allowed to question an accuser's mother about her immigration status. SENT: 130 words.

— DEPUTIES HURT-CRASH, from GREENVILLE — Two sheriff's deputies in South Carolina have been hurt when authorities said a suspect driving a stolen car rammed several patrol cars. SENT: 130 words.



AP is moving election test reports for the June 12 South Carolina primary election on Monday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-SC_South Carolina Primary Election Testing / AP-SC_South Carolina Primary Election Testing.


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