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South Carolina public school students will move ahead with end-of-year testing after the federal U.S. Department of Education denied a request to skip the assessments on the heels of the pandemic. Source: AP

Mark Sanford, the former S.C. governor and congressman, is joining a national lobbying firm, though it is not certain whether he will register as a federal lobbyist. Sanford served two terms as governor, preceded and followed by non-consecutive stints in the U.S. House of Representatives. Source: AP

Housing advocates are worried cozy relationships between local law enforcement and landlords could lead to evictions being used to conduct police work under the guise of cutting crime. Source: P&C

A Washington Post series, “Children Under Fire: An American Crisis,” looks at the case of accidental child gun death in West Pelzer, S.C. Source: The Washington Post

Dylann Roof, convicted of killing nine at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in 2015, is appealing his case to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In the past, he has said he would seek to drag out his appeals as long as possible. Source: AP

Washington Post analysis: “Lindsey Graham’s AR-15 scenario is not the reality of South Carolina gun violence”