At least 19 children and two adults died Tuesday at a Texas elementary school in the worst school shooting since the Sandy Hook massacre nearly 10 years ago. The gunman, an 18-year-old student at a high school in Uvalde, Texas, also died.

President Biden decried the continuing gun violence across America in a seven-minute address to the nation. Just a few days ago, a gunman in Buffalo, N.Y., shot and killed 10 people at a grocery store.

“As a nation, we have to ask: When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When in God’s name will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done? It’s been 340- — 3,448 days — 10 years since I stood up at a high school in Connecticut — a grade school in Connecticut, where another gunman massacred 26 people, including 20 first graders, at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Since then, there have been over 900 incidents of gunfires reported on school grounds.” Read the president’s remarks. More: The New York Times, The Washington Post, WCSC TV

In other headlines: 

McMaster signs policing standards law 2 years after death of George Floyd. Gov. Henry McMaster on May 23 signed into law a new bill requiring police agencies across South Carolina to abide by minimum standards on tactics such as chokeholds and bans putting an untrained officer on duty alone. More: The Post and Courier, WCSC TV

S.C. lawmakers have extra $1B more to discuss for state budget. S.C. lawmakers are negotiating a big gap between the House and Senate versions of the state budget as the state’s economy continued to do better than predicted. More: The State, Associated Press

Charleston police call King Street night life changes a success. In the first six months since the changes were implemented last May, Charleston police say arrests are up and crime is down, meaning the weekend changes to King Street have paid off. More: WCSC TV

Charleston renews homeless outreach center lease, plans new space. A Charleston homeless outreach center centered in controversy earlier this year may get a permanent home soon. More: The Post and Courier 

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