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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A coroner says the seven inmates killed during a South Carolina prison riot earlier this month all bled to death from stab wounds. Lee County Coroner Larry Logan said Tuesday all the inmates had several stab or cutting wounds inflicted inside Lee Correctional Institution on April 15 and 16. Authorities say inmates in three wings of the maximum-security prison fought uninterrupted for several hours. Inmates reported seeing fellow prisoners slowly die.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's Republican governor is featuring his biggest backer in the first television ad of his re-election campaign. Gov. Henry McMaster's campaign tells The Associated Press the governor is going up statewide Thursday with a TV ad on broadcast, cable and digital platforms.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A bill requiring pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in South Carolina not providing critical care in hospitals to take a 30-minute break during a 12-hour shift has passed a House committee. Pharmacists testified earlier that they are often fatigued from working long hours and that could lead to errors that may impact patient health and safety. The bill now heads to the House floor.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina lawmakers say two holidays are off limits for local school districts when scheduling snow makeup days. Members of a House committee voted in favor of legislation that will remove Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Memorial Day as options for rescheduling missed school days. The proposed bill also removes the flexibility colleges and universities have for observing the days.

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