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Private schools and colleges in the state asked a federal judge to throw out a provision in the S.C. Constitution that bars public money for private and religious schools. They said the prohibition was discriminatory.

Meanwhile, South Carolina health officials reported 398 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Monday with four confirmed deaths. With 11,479 tests reported Monday, 4.3% were positive.

In other South Carolina news:

State schools to get $1.3 billion in school aid. The state’s K-12 school districts will receive about $1.3 billion of $1.9 billion in federal aid later this month. The rest of the aid will be made available as plans are finalized. Charleston County will get about $163 million. Source: The Post and Courier

Wilson wants millions of federal money for SRS. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., wants more than $500 million in federal money for nuclear weapons ventures at Savannah River Site. More: The Post and Courier

VACCINE: FDA set to approve Pfizer shots for adolescents. Federal authorities are set to approve the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 next week for use by children aged 12 to 15 based on recent research. More: The New York Times

FUN: Check to see whether you live in a political bubble. This new data tool highlights who your neighbors are. Insert your address and it will give you the percentage of people in your area who are Democratic, Republican and independent. More: The New York Times

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