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 The S.C. Senate on Tuesday agreed to return for a special session later this year to take up bills in response to the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court allowing states to ban abortion. The chamber didn’t, however, agree to take up a hate crimes measure during the special session. More: Associated Press, WCBD TV, The State, The Post and Courier 

In other headlines: 

S.C. Ports has another record month for container volume. The S.C. Ports Authority reported the biggest April ever for containers handled, marking the 14th consecutive month of cargo records at the Port of Charleston. More: Charleston Regional Business Journal 

Snoop Dogg’s latest NFT drop features Charleston rapper. A rapper and producer from the Charleston area known for giving back to the community was featured on Snoop Dogg’s latest NFT music drop, a mix called “Death Row Sessions: Vol. 2.” More: The Post and Courier 

Charleston County sheriff to hold news conference after deadly crash involving deputy. Charleston County Sheriff Kristin Graziano scheduled a news conference to discuss a crash involving one of her deputies that left three Colleton County women dead. More: WCSC TV

Death at Charleston County jail under investigation by SLED. A man died at the Al Cannon Detention Center after suffering a “medical episode in his cell,” according to a spokesman. Now, the State Law Enforcement Division is taking up the investigation. More: The Post and Courier, WCBD TV, WCSC TV

Charleston City Council gives first approval to tourism funding for Ashley River pedestrian bridge. Charleston City Council on Tuesday approved the first reading of a measure to use just over $1 million from the city’s Hospitality Fee to support the Ashley River Crossing Project, a plan years in the making to build a bike-pedestrian bridge across the lower Ashley River. More: Charleston City Paper, WCBD TV

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