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The S.C. House on Tuesday passed a new ban on abortion with two exclusions after a stronger version of the bill with no exceptions was rejected initially by eight votes. 

Following complex procedural measures to save the proposal, anti-abortion lawmakers regrouped and the chamber voted 67-38 on a new ban with exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. 

Under the new proposal, which still needs approval by the state Senate, the exceptions are allowed for up to 12 weeks after conception. South Carolina currently has a fetal heartbeat ban after about six weeks with some exceptions.

In other headlines:

Insider’s Guide to CBD: More people turning to hemp. A detailed overview of CBD, a chemical made from industrial hemp that offers relaxation and relief for many. It’s being sold all over South Carolina. It’s related to marijuana, but different (including legally).

SC-1: Mace buys $3.9 million IOP house before primary. U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace and her husband-to-be purchased a $3.9 million Isle of Palms house just days before the GOP primary in June. They also are part-owners of a $1.6 million house in Washington, D.C.

Nucor to invest $200 million in Berkeley County mill. The company will invest $200 million over five years in a modernization project at its scrap-fed electric arc furnace in Huger, S.C.

Taiwan airline to buy 16 Boeing Dreamliners. China Airlines of Taiwan is buying 16 jets made in North Charleston.

Judge limits how defense reviews evidence in Murdaugh murder case. A South Carolina judge agreed with prosecutors to put strict controls on how the defense for Alex Murdaugh, a disbarred lawyer accused of murder, can review evidence in the deaths of this wife and son.

Forecasters monitoring potential hurricane. After the first August without a named storm, hurricane forecasters are monitoring a disturbance that could develop into a tropical storm.

RiverDogs head to the end of the season. The Charleston RiverDogs are tops in their minor league grouping, but they have a dozen games left.

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