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GOVERNORS-TRUMP-NOBEL

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and a group of fellow governors are backing President Donald Trump's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, citing what they called Trump's "transformative efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula." In a letter this week to Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berit Reiss-Andersen, McMaster and six fellow governors wrote that Trump's "firm stance against nuclearization, coupled with his willingness to engage one-on-one with Pyongyang, has succeeded in opening new avenues of cooperation, friendship and unity between the two Koreas - and the rest of the world." By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 280 words. AP Photo NYCD201.

STATE BUDGET

COLUMBIA — Some South Carolina lawmakers were to meet Tuesday to try to finalize their proposed $8 billion budget for the coming year. Three senators and three representatives were holding their first meeting since lawmakers adjourned the 2018 session last week. The House and Senate plan to return to Columbia later this month in hopes of giving final approval to the spending plan. By Christina L. Myers. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. meeting.

IN BRIEF:

— RETIRED GENERAL HONORED, from COLUMBIA — A retired Marine and a Medal of Honor recipient is getting South Carolina's highest civilian honor. SENT: 130 words.

— MILITARY PROCLAMATION, from COLUMBIA — South Carolina's governor is recognizing military spouses by proclaiming the month of May as Military Spouse Appreciation month. SENT: 130 words.

— DOCK FIRE, from ANDERSON — At least 16 boats have been damaged in a fire at a marina on a South Carolina lake. SENT: 130 words.

— BRIDGE-CABLE SNAPPED, from MOUNT PLEASANT — It's expected to take at least two days to repair a bridge near the South Carolina coast where a cable snapped. SENT: 130 words.

— TRIPLE FATAL, from ST. MATTHEWS — Three people have died after a wreck in central South Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

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