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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Sixteen protesters have been arrested near the Governor's Mansion in the final week of the South Carolina Poor People's Campaign. Organizers say 82 people have been arrested during nonviolent protests in Columbia over the past six weeks. South Carolina is one of 35 state capitals and Washington D.C. where there have been protests over conditions facing the poor.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States first set foot on American soil is ready to apologize for its role in the slave trade. The resolution expected to be passed by the Charleston City Council on Tuesday offers nothing more than a denouncement of slavery. But it's full of symbolism. The Council meets in City Hall, built by slaves and sitting less than a mile from the old wharf where slave ships unloaded.

CHESNEE, S.C. (AP) - Two people have been arrested after a man's body was found in the trunk of a stolen car in South Carolina. Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies say 31-year-old Steven Clayton Scruggs of Gaffney is charged with murder. Thirty-one-year-old Tabitha Cook is charged as an accessory. The body of 37-year-old Jamie Miller was found in the trunk of a stolen car Saturday.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - One person has died after being pulled from a house fire in eastern South Carolina. Firefighters were called to a home in Columbia around 10:30 p.m. Monday. About 30 firefighters had the blaze under control in about half an hour. The Richland County Coroner's Office said a person pulled from the home died. An autopsy is planned to determine how the victim died. The person's name has not been released.

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