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By Eric Tucker and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
The man accused of slaying of nine black church members in Charleston last month was indicted Wednesday on 33 federal counts, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion, which could include the death penalty.
By Dr. Chad Williams
Soon, other educators and I will begin to prepare our syllabi and lesson plans for the start of classes in the fall. How will we talk about the Charleston shooting and its aftermath?…
By Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than 50 years after South Carolina raised a Confederate flag at its Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement, the state is getting ready to remove the rebel banner.
By Andrew Taylor, David Espo, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The House is about to put its members on record on whether Confederate flags can decorate rebel graves in historic federal cemeteries and if their sale should be banned in national park gift shops.
By PBS NewsHour
While New York City is taking aggressive action to prevent future catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy, other vulnerable cities, such as Charleston, South Carolina, are not tackling the threat of rising sea level and climate change with the same urgency. Special…
By Kenzi Abou-Sabe
Six predominantly black churches in various cities in the South caught fire this week, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Three of the fires have been confirmed as cases of arson, two were likely accidental, and authorities are still…
Long-serving Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley is leading his city through the tragedy and aftermath of the Emmanuel AME shootings. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault interviews Riley about effective policing, race relations and reaching Americans who don’t think that racism is their…
In our news wrap Wednesday, public viewing began for the open coffin of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the state senator killed in a church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Also, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered several flags removed from the state…
By Colleen Shalby
The Westboro Baptist Church is claiming to picket the funerals of the victims killed in last week’s shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston.
By News Desk
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds.
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