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Fewer than 7% of the state’s registered voters — 1 in every 14 registered, voted Tuesday in statewide primary runoffs that featured two races. Republicans picked Ellen Weaver to be their state education superintendent candidate, while Democrats tapped Krystle Matthews to be their candidate to run against U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. More: Associated Press, The State, The Post and Courier 

Meanwhile in Washington Tuesday in blockbuster testimony on Capitol Hill, a former White House aid detailed how former President Donald Trump wanted to join his supporters as they stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. Cassidy Hutchinson described Trump’s fits of fury and has been lauded as extraordinary even by the standards of the House inquiry’s remarkable string of revelations. More: The New York Times, The Post and Courier, The Washington Post 

In other headlines: 

S.C. Grand Jury indicts Murdaugh, Smith for criminal conspiracy, narcotics. The S.C. attorney general’s office announced new indictments against disgraced Lowcountry attorney Alex Murdaugh and the man accused with him in an elaborate insurance fraud scheme. More: WIS TV, The State 

Statewide plan looks to address flooding, improve recovery efforts. The Historic Charleston Foundation says it’s seen a dramatic increase in flooding over the last century, but a new plan to address the situation previously brought in the governor’s flood water commission report is garnering some attention after getting funding last year. More: WCSC TV

S.C. House knocks $25M computer off $14B budget. The General Assembly on Tuesday overturned many of Gov. Henry McMasters budget vetoes, but they did agree to take $25 million out of the $13.8 billion spending plan to try to help bring a supercomputer to Columbia. More: Associated Press, The Post and Courier 

Folly Beach votes against capping short-term rentals. Folly Beach leaders voted against placing a cap on the number of short-term rentals allowed before a packed house of homeowners Tuesday night. More: WCSC TV

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