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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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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UPCOMING TODAY:

GOVERNOR-DEBATE-REPUBLICANS

COLUMBIA — With a week left in the campaign, the Republican challengers to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster try to knock him off stride — or at least differentiate themselves from each other to finish second and get into a runoff at Tuesday night's debate. By Meg Kinnard. UPCOMING: 600 words from 7 p.m. debate.

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IN BRIEF:

— NUCLEAR REACTORS-SOUTH CAROLINA, from COLUMBIA — The state Court of Appeals says lawsuits seeking refunds for South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. customers can continue. SENT: 130 words.

— SOYBEANS-TRAIN DERAILS, from LANCASTER — Officials say a train carrying tons of soybeans has derailed in South Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

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ELECTION TESTING

AP is moving election test reports for the June 12 South Carolina primary election on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online.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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