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U.S. to seek death penalty for South Carolina church shooter

Washington - U.S. officials said Tuesday that they would seek the death penalty in the trial of a young white man who killed nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year.

Op-Ed: How the racist and regressive left has increased racial tension

Washington - One of the biggest lies in American political discourse is the argument progressives have a monopoly on tolerance. History and the present state of political discourse show exactly how tolerant the far left is.

Review: New Evan Linder play a timely drama about race, family, love Special

Toronto - How can a poor white couple cope in a small-minded Mississippi town when their new baby turns out to be African American? That’s the dilemma of Chicago playwright Evan Linder’s explosive new play, “Byhalia, Mississippi”, which opened on Friday.

Police investigate suspicious candy found in South Charleston, WV

Charles Town - Several middle school teens who were out trick-or-treating in an area of South Charleston, West Virginia on Thursday came home with an unwelcome surprise: candy laced with broken glass and hair.

U.S. indicts accused Charleston gunman for hate crimes

Washington - A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted suspected white supremacist Dylann Roof on hate crime and other charges over the June 17 massacre of nine black church-goers in Charleston, South Carolina.

FBI blunders allowed accused Charleston shooter to buy gun

Washington - The man accused of shooting dead nine black Charleston churchgoers was only able to purchase the handgun that killed them because of FBI failures, its director said Friday.

Confederate flag comes down at South Carolina legislature

Washington - The divisive Confederate flag came down Friday at South Carolina's legislature, drawing a line under a furor rekindled last month by the murder of nine black churchgoers by an alleged white supremacist.

South Carolina set to take down Confederate flag

Washington - The Confederate flag will be gone from the grounds of South Carolina's state house on Friday, three weeks after a mass murder in an African-American church in Charleston once again made it a flashpoint of controversy.

South Carolina senate votes to take down Confederate flag

Charleston - Lawmakers in South Carolina have voted 37-3 to remove from the grounds of the state legislature the Confederate flag -- a symbol increasingly viewed with repugnance following last month's shooting massacre at a black church.

No racial motivation in U.S. church fires: Official

Washington - Fires at six African-American churches in the southern United States do not appear to be linked or racially motivated, officials said.

US protester removes Confederate flag from state house

Columbia - A protester scaled a flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina legislature at dawn and removed the Confederate flag, officials said, amid fierce debate about the racially charged symbol.

Obama tackles race, guns in eulogy for Charleston pastor

Charleston - US President Barack Obama on Friday delivered a rousing eulogy for a black pastor slain in the Charleston massacre, addressing the strains in America over race and gun control before bursting into a soulful hymn.

Obama eulogy as thousands mourn Charleston pastor

Charleston - Thousands of mourners gathered Friday in Charleston to honor a pastor who was among nine black people gunned down last week in his church by a white alleged supremacist in an attack that shocked America.

'Dukes of Hazzard' model cars shut down due to Confederate flag

As the debate over the Charlestown shooter spirals into a tangent on displaying the Confederate flag, private companies are beginning to stop selling it.

Confederate flag furor spreads to stained glass windows

Washington - The dean of Washington National Cathedral called Thursday for two stained glass windows that depict the controversial Confederate flag to be replaced.Reverend Gary Hall said the windows -- installed in 1953 and depicting Confederate generals Robert E.

High emotions as Charleston mourns massacre victims

Charleston - Emotions ran high as defiant mourners held the first funeral services for nine African Americans shot dead by a white alleged supremacist in a Charleston church.

Charleston church reopens in triumph over 'Devil' massacre

Charleston - The historic black South Carolina church where a white gunman murdered nine African Americans held its first service since the massacre on Sunday, an emotional gathering celebrating the lives of those slain.

Protesters target Confederate flag after Charleston killings

Columbia - Several thousand protesters gathered under the controversial Confederate flag at South Carolina's state legislature, demanding it be taken down in response to the Charleston church massacre.

Strident Obama says gun control laws will change

San Francisco - US President Barack Obama voiced confidence Friday that a "shocked and heartbroken" nation would eventually tighten permissive gun laws, striking a more strident tone after the deadly Charleston shooting.

Thousands attend vigil as US church suspect held on murders

Charleston - Thousands of mourners clutching red and white roses attended a vigil in the stunned city of Charleston to remember nine African-American men and women shot dead by a suspected white supremacist.

NRA board member blasts reverend killed in Charleston attack

A National Rifle Association board member blames the massacre in Charleston's Emanuel AME Church Wednesday, on the gun-control position of Senator Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of the church, and one of the nine people killed.

US church suspect held on multiple murder charges

Charleston - The white man accused of gunning down nine black worshippers at a US church was ordered to remain in custody on murder charges, as authorities said they were investigating the killings as possible "domestic terrorism.

US church shooting suspect charged with nine murders

Charleston - The young white man suspected of gunning down nine people at a black church in South Carolina has been charged with their murders, police said Friday, as the state's governor called for him to face the death penalty.

Confederate flag, despite massacre, still flies high

Charleston - Flags were flying at half-staff Thursday in South Carolina after the cold-blooded killing of nine black people in an historic African-American church in Charleston -- with one notable exception.

Charleston church shooting suspect captured

Charleston - The 21-year-old white man suspected of shooting dead nine people at a black church in the southeastern US city of Charleston has been captured, media reports said Thursday.

Suspect caught in U.S. black church 'hate crime' shooting

Charleston - US police on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old white gunman suspected of killing nine people at a prayer meeting in one of the nation's oldest black churches in Charleston, an attack being probed as a hate crime.

Charleston police release picture of suspect in church shooting

Washington - Police in Charleston, South Carolina released images Thursday of the man suspected of killing nine people in a shooting at a historic black church.

Suspect still at large in South Carolina church shooting: police

Washington - The man suspected of walking into a Charleston, South Carolina church and shooting nine people to death was still at large Thursday morning, authorities said.

Police search for suspect in South Carolina church shooting

Washington - A gunman opened fire and killed several people at a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, late Wednesday, police and media reports said.

Op-Ed: What have we learned from Black History Month? Special

Black History Month is celebrated every February in the United States. As the month comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on what we have learned. Books, documentaries, and feature films are resources for gleaning new information.
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Base of the Coal Miner Statue at the Capitol of West Virginia
Base of the Coal Miner Statue at the Capitol of West Virginia
Tia Mitchell at the candlelight vigil held last night at the Glenwood Elementary School for her son ...
Tia Mitchell at the candlelight vigil held last night at the Glenwood Elementary School for her son Damion Blaney.
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Westboro Baptist Church picket at a synagogue in Charleston  WV
Westboro Baptist Church picket at a synagogue in Charleston, WV
Meeting street and Queen  at the end of the Civil War. This is the very street in Charleston  the Tw...
Meeting street and Queen, at the end of the Civil War. This is the very street in Charleston, the Twenty First U.S. Colored Infantry came marching down in the spring of 1865.
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Heavy rains and high tides caused flooding in historic Charleston  S.C.
Heavy rains and high tides caused flooding in historic Charleston, S.C.
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Coal Miner Memorial Statue at the Capitol Building Charleston, WV
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is located in Charleston’s Old and Historic District. I...
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is located in Charleston’s Old and Historic District. It is the oldest A.M.E. Church in the South and the second oldest A.M.E. Church in the world.
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A photo of flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac in Charleston  S.C. Note the man canoeing through the ...
A photo of flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac in Charleston, S.C. Note the man canoeing through the waters
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File photo of Shirley Phelps-Roper at a Westboro demonstration held in Charleston WV after the 2010 ...
File photo of Shirley Phelps-Roper at a Westboro demonstration held in Charleston WV after the 2010 mining disaster that claimed twenty-nine lives.

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