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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:

BMW EXPANSION

SPARTANBURG — BMW says it is sticking with plans to add 1,000 workers in South Carolina, even though the company will start production of a new vehicle in China. BMW and Chinese partner Brilliance Automotive Group Holdings said Monday a joint venture called BMW Brilliance Automotive will increase the number of vehicles made annually in China to 520,000 next year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 10 a.m.

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IN BRIEF:

— POLICE CHIEF SUES, from GREENVILLE — A South Carolina mayor has filed a countersuit after she was sued by a former police chief who resigned two years ago. SENT: 130 words.

— ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM AWARD, from NEW YORK — The New York Times has won the 2018 John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. SENT: 130 words. Note South Carolina angle.

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