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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina museum panel is considering a much smaller proposal to display the Confederate flag removed from the Statehouse grounds after nine people were killed in a Charleston church two years ago. Officials at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will make a formal presentation on the new plan in February.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A federal judge is questioning how a South Carolina school district is enforcing policies on prayer at school-related events. U.S. District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks has asked the Greenville County School district and the American Humanists Association to come up with a compromise on how she might change a previous order on school prayer.

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) - Stanley Black & Decker says it is building a new plant to make cordless power tools in South Carolina. The company said the $31 million plant to be built near Fort Mill will create 500 jobs. Stanley Black & Decker says the plant will make Dewalt cordless power tools. A statement from the company did not indicate when the new plant would open.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The guilty plea from a powerful South Carolina lawmaker may not be the climax of an investigation into Statehouse corruption, but instead the end of the second act. Prosecutor David Pascoe's plea deal Wednesday with Rep. Rick Quinn Jr. and his Republican consultant father Richard Quinn Sr. requires the father's cooperation in exchange for dropping charges carrying a six-year prison term. Pascoe said he expects to learn a lot from Quinn Sr.'s January grand jury testimony.

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