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Gunman kills nine at historic black church in South Carolina

Dylann Storm Roof, 21, was identified June 18 as the suspected gunman who shot and killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. on June 17. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch and police confirmed a short time later that Roof was arrested in Shelby, N.C.

  • South Carolina Senate votes 37-3 to remove Confederate flag; House still to vote

    South Carolina Senate votes 37-3 to remove Confederate flag; House still to vote

    South Carolina senators on Monday took a landmark step toward removing the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds, approving bipartisan legislation by an overwhelming 37-3 vote, but only after a long debate about whether such symbols glorify racism or represent heritage. The state Senate...

  • Church shooting suspect's sister takes down fundraising site for wedding

    Church shooting suspect's sister takes down fundraising site for wedding

    The sister of the man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church has taken down a Go Fund Me profile set up to help pay for her honeymoon and wedding, which was originally planned for the weekend after the slayings. The page set up in the name of Amber Roof said the June 21 wedding was...

  • GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor

    GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor

    The time has come for fair-minded Republicans to reflect upon the fate of the Whig Party, which came apart at the seams on the eve of the Civil War. The overriding issue of the 1850s was slavery, a question to which the party spoke, as it were, out of both sides of its mouth. Northern Whigs, who...

  • Last funeral held for victim of Charleston church shooting

    Last funeral held for victim of Charleston church shooting

    The last of the victims of the Charleston church shooting to be eulogized was remembered Thursday as a man who lived his life with a "driving force" to serve his fellow men and his God. Family members, religious colleagues and school friends packed the pews Thursday at the Bethel AME church in...

  • Why the 'Take Down Your Flag' songwriter was willing to be rude after Charleston shooting

    Why the 'Take Down Your Flag' songwriter was willing to be rude after Charleston shooting

    After the killings of nine black church members by a white gunman in Charleston, S.C., folk singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey tried to make sense of the massacre by talking about the event with other musicians. Two days after the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Mulvey penned...

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