The Agenda: Scott settlement larger than some similar cases; Crop losses up to $300M; Rail lines still out

Gowdy pushing Ryan to run for speaker

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The settlement agreed to by the City of North Charleston and the family of Walter Scott is larger than many other payouts in officer-involved shootings nationwide, including Baltimore, but not the largest of its kind. Source: AP

Flood warnings remain in place today along the Edisto and Santee rivers as water levels continue to rise in some areas. Source: P&C

Norfolk Southern says while service will be restored between Columbia and Charleston today, but a critical rail line between Columbia and Spartanburg may be out for weeks. Source: P&C

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon and state Sen. Marlon Kimpson held a forum yesterday discussing law enforcement relationships with the community after well-publicized police shootings in Ferguson, North Charleston, and elsewhere. Source: P&C, AP

Congressman Kevin McCarthy's withdrawal from the race for speaker upended the already-volatile leadership struggle in Congress yesterday. Next up? Could be Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, who was initially floated as a candidate for speaker last week, on his talks with Ryan: "I have spent more time trying to talk him into running than I did my wife into marrying me." Source: NYT

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board laments political comments made by McCarthy that casts doubt on the special Benghazi investigative committee headed by Gowdy: "His Benghazi investigation has been a model of seriousness, professionalism and discreetness." Source: WSJ

State Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers says crop losses in South Carolina could top $300 million after this week's storms. Source: P&C

The settlement agreed to by the City of North Charleston and the family of Walter Scott is larger than many other payouts in officer-involved shootings nationwide, but not the largest-ever. Source: AP

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