BC-SC–South Carolina Coverage Advisory, SC

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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 Carolinas News Editor Tim Rogers at 919-510-8937. or at tmrogers@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

HEALTH CARE-NULLIFICATION

COLUMBIA — State senators are holding hearings about a bill that would prevent South Carolina from ever creating a health care exchange as part of the new health insurance law and give tax breaks to people who have to pay a penalty for not having insurance. The first hearing was Tuesday night in Greenville. Senators plan a hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Columbia and 6 p.m. Wednesday in North Charleston. By Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

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PORT EXPANSION

NORTH CHARLESTON — A public meeting is set next week as a federal environmental review begins for a rail yard planned on the old Navy base in North Charleston. The hearing is set Nov. 14 as the Army Corps of Engineers takes an in-depth look at the project, which will involve rail traffic on and off the former base, The Post and Courier of Charleston (http://bit.ly/1hMmEot) reported. SENT: 210 words.

INDIAN CHILD WELFARE DISPUTE

NOWATA, Okla. — Attorneys for the adoptive parents of a 4-year-old girl caught up in a custody dispute have filed paperwork in Oklahoma seeking $1 million in legal fees from the Cherokee Nation and the girl’s biological father, who has dropped all legal claims to his daughter. Attorneys representing Matt and Melanie Capobianco filed paperwork in Nowata County seeking the legal fees incurred while fighting the lengthy custody battle over 4-year-old Veronica. SENT: 345 words.

IN BRIEF: F-16 ACCIDENT, SHOOTING DEATHS, MYRTLE BEACH PERFORMING ARTS, MOUNT PLEASANT MAYOR, DEPUTY INJURED, MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, SUPERBIKE SHOOTINGS.

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