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The University of South Carolina Lady Gamecocks pounded prominent rival UConn by 15 points (64-49) to win their second national championship in just a few years. Under USC women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley, who took over in 2008, the USC Lady Gamecocks have gone from a middling program to a marquee one that has become a mainstay of the postseason and as much a destination for prized recruits as any place in the country.

In other headlines:

S.C. House readies for medical marijuana hearing. A South Carolina House committee on Monday is holding a meeting to listen to people’s thoughts on a bill that would allow the use of medical marijuana in South Carolina. More: Associated Press, WCSC TV, Charleston City Paper 

Charleston County gets support from local nonprofit for ‘Better Northbridge’ project. Charleston nonprofit Charleston Moves is working to support Charleston County’s efforts as they plan to take the next steps in the “Better Northbridge” project. More: WCSC TV

S.C. House races show mixed competition. More than a third of the elections for the S.C. House of Representatives is already decided. That’s because 45 candidates, most of whom are incumbents, will face no challenger in the June primaries or November general election. More: Statehouse Report

Nearly 20k finish Charleston’s Cooper River Bridge Run. The springtime return of Charleston’s Cooper River Bridge Run drew thousands to the historic race. More: The Post and Courier 

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