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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:

TRAIN CRASH-SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA — Federal investigators are holding a hearing to discuss a deadly collision between a passenger train and a freight train in South Carolina earlier this year. The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting Tuesday in Washington to talk about the Feb. 4 crash near Cayce. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING 500 words from 9 a.m. hearing.

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IN BRIEF:

— FIGHT SHOOTING-PLEA, from SPARTANBURG — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in the shooting death of a teen. SENT: 130 words.

— SHORT-TERM RENTALS-CHARLESTON, from CHARLESTON — One of South Carolina's most popular destinations is imposing new rules for residents who use their homes for short-term rentals. SENT: 130 words.

— CONFEDERATE FLAG RALLY, from COLUMBIA — A group still angry South Carolina removed a Confederate flag from the Statehouse lawn is again temporarily raising the rebel banner at the capitol. SENT: 130 words. AP Photo NYSB191.

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