Americans who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus may stop covering their faces or maintaining social distance in most settings, the Centers for Disease Control said Thursday. The announcement is seen as a turning point in the pandemic, but there are still places where masks are required, such as airplanes and school buses. As vaccinations slow and infection rates continue to plateau at low numbers, local leaders across the state are easing their mask restrictions. More: The New York Times, The Post and Courier, The Wall Street Journal
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Charleston County releases footage of Jan. 5 death of Jamal Sutherland. The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office released dozens of video clips late May 13 related to the ongoing investigation into the Jan. 5 death of Jamal Sutherland, who was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault the day prior. More: The Post and Courier
Hate crimes bill won’t become law this year, future uncertain. The South Carolina hate crimes bill was left on the Senate floor as the Legislature finished their work session for this year, leaving its future uncertain. More: The State
S.C. lawmakers formally adjourn 2021 session, to return soon for more work. South Carolina’s Legislature is ending its regular session on Thursday, wrapping up its duties but planning several returns later in the year to handle more work. The session ended with many leaders encouraged by the progress on important bills. More: Associated Press, The Post and Courier, SC Public Radio
Boeing’s fix for grounded jets approved after electrical flaw. Federal regulators have approved a Boeing procedure to fix about 100 737 Max jets that have been idled for the past month because of improper electrical grounding of some components. More: The Post and Courier
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