Brad Sigmon and Freddie Owens — scheduled to be killed by electric chair June 18 and June 25 — filed a notice of appeal to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The condemned men are seeking to overturn an order by U.S. District Judge Bryan Harwell, who on Friday declined to halt their upcoming executions as a lawsuit against the state continues. The men have sued the state for a new law that forces them to die by electric chair or firing squad if lethal injection drugs are not available. More: AP News
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In S.C. stop, Harris pushes for COVID vaccinations. Vice President Kamala Harris stopped in South Carolina Monday to kick off a nationwide push to vaccinate millions more Americans against the coronavirus ahead of the July 4 holiday. She spoke at a vaccine mobilization event in Greenville. Harris will next head to Atlanta on Friday. More: The Greenville News
Pentagon returns $10M diverted from MCAS Beaufort. President Donald Trump’s border wall construction diverted $10 million from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, which it needed to replace an aging fire station. Now, the Pentagon has reinstated that money. More: The Post and Courier
Can a woman coach the NBA? ‘Surely.’ University of South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley is one of the women with bonafides to coach the top men’s league in the nation. She says there needs to be “the right situation” for a woman coach in the NBA and that, “I surely can stand in front of men and lead them.” More: The New York Times
Tropical Storm Bill forms in Atlantic, off N.C. coast. The second-named storm of the hurricane season formed Monday off the coast of North Carolina. Tropical Storm Bill isn’t expected to threaten any parts of the U.S. coast (or as Mark Malsick would call it, “a fish storm”). Meanwhile, down in the Gulf of Mexico, folks are watching a cluster of storms appearing to make an attempt to rally into a depression and possible storm. More: CNN
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