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National advocacy groups and hundreds of demonstrators descended on the S.C. Statehouse grounds to protest, rally and testify before lawmakers considering new abortion-related measures in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The discussions focused on whether a newly-enacted abortion ban should be expanded to include no exceptions. More: Associated Press, WCSC TV, The State, The Post and Courier, SC Public Radio, The Washington Post 

In other headlines: 

Former prime minister of Japan assassinated during political speech. Shinzo Abe, former Japanese prime minister, was assassinated while campaigning for his party in western Japan. He was 67. Police say they arrested a 41-year-old suspect, who is currently in custody. More: The New York Times, The Post and Courier, The Washington Post

James Island residents worried about wetland filling proposal. James Island residents are rallying together and encouraging an email campaign against a proposed development off of Folly Road and Grimball Road Extension. More: WCSC TV

Citadel official James named new leader of S.C. conservation group. South Carolina’s Coastal Conservation League, one of the state’s preeminent advocacy organizations, has a new leader – a Mount Pleasant native and Harvard-trained lawyer who has seen how unbridled growth and development changed the Lowcountry landscape. More: Charleston City Paper, WCIV TV, The Post and Courier, The State

Hundreds of cyclists leave from Mount Pleasant for 300-mile ride to end Alzheimer’s. The Ride to End Alzheimer’s South Carolina has grown from humble beginnings with 20 riders in 2009 to hundreds of cyclists riding across the state to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association to continue research efforts. More: WCSC TV

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