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The Census Bureau will release long-awaited district-level results today, setting off what is expected to be a bruising, litigious and consequential redistricting battle with control of Congress hanging in the balance. More: The New York Times, The Post and Courier, The Wall Street Journal

Closer to home, state senators in North Charleston Tuesday night heard from voters about split precincts, preserving geographic and cultural communities and above all else, ending political gerrymandering. Nationwide, new U.S. census data to be released today is expected to bring widespread conflict over new district lines. More: Charleston City Paper, The Post and Courier

In other headlines:

State leaders urging residents to prepare for hurricane season as it ramps up. After an early start and then a sleepy summer, hurricane season in the Atlantic is ramping back up — and approaching the busiest time of year. Fred, the fifth named system of 2021, formed Aug. 11, and a tropical wave behind it also has a chance of becoming a cyclone. More: The Post and Courier

State passes 10,000 deaths due to COVID-19; Charleston City Council weighs legal fight on mask mandates. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said Wednesday the state reported 15 additional deaths blamed on COVID-19, pushing the state past the 10,000 mark. More: WIS TV, Charleston Business Journal, The State

Charleston nonprofits receive their share of $1M Facebook grant. The money awarded recently to 37 nonprofits in the Charleston region will assist underserved communities in the areas of arts, humanities, civil rights, community development, education and human services. More: Charleston Business Journal 

Charleston home sales dip for first time in 14 months. The pace of home sales cooled slightly in July in Charleston for the first time since the economic lockdown ended last spring. More: The Post and Courier 

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