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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump. Nikki Haley said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that "women should always feel comfortable coming forward." Trump won the White House last year despite the election season release of a 2005 tape in which he described grabbing women's private parts, followed by accusations by several women of aggressive sexual misconduct.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump sought Sunday to gloss over the difficult work ahead for lawmakers laboring to finalize tax cut legislation he can sign by his self-imposed Christmas deadline. Trump tweeted about the pending bill before he went to his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida, for a round with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. The White House says they discussed the tax bill and federal spending.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The iconic "Welcome to Florida" sign in the northwest part of the state was covered in light snow as winter weather dipped into the Sunshine State. The storm hit the Deep South over the weekend and left thousands of people without power in the region.

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - He was the first African-American to serve as South Carolina's chief justice, and she was the first woman. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that on Saturday, Jean Toal remembered her friend Ernest Finney Jr. as "brilliant, strategic and wonderfully persuasive."

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