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Jury condemns U.S. church shooter to death

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:37 AM

Dylann Roof 22 was convicted last month of 33 federal charges – including hate crimes resulting in death – in connection with the shooting spree at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston South Carolina

A man stops to observe the makeshift memorial in front of Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina on January 4, 2017. Logan Cyrus/AFP

Blunders allowed Charleston accused to buy gun – FBI

Jul 11, 2015 - 11:03 AM

FBI chief James Comey admits the 21 year old alleged white supremacist should never have been able to get his hands on the 45 caliber weapon but was able to do so because of a breakdown in an FBI background check

Confederate flag comes down at South Carolina legislature

Jul 10, 2015 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED The flag has been a focal point of controversy in South Carolina since it was raised in the early 1960s atop the State House dome in defiance of the civil rights movement then sweeping the United States

TAKE IT DOWN.  Hundreds of people gather for a protest rally against the Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. File photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

South Carolina senate votes to take down Confederate flag

Jul 07, 2015 - 9:01 AM

The proposal now is set to go before the House of Representatives amid growing public demands for the red white and blue banner to no longer fly outside the legislature in the state capital Columbia

STARS AND BARS. The Confederate flag flies on the Capitol grounds after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that she will call for the Confederate flag to be removed on June 22, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

High emotions as Charleston mourns massacre victims

Jun 26, 2015 - 8:33 AM

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver the eulogy at Friday s funeral of another victim Emanuel s chief pastor Clementa Pinckney

MOURNING. Mourners process past the body of slain State Senator Clementa Pinckney lying in State at the State House in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, June 24, 2015. Photo by Richard Ellis/EPA

South Carolina governor calls for removal of Confederate flag

Jun 23, 2015 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED The flying of the Civil War battle flag – seen by some as a symbol of lingering racist sentiment in the American South but by others as a hallmark of Southern pride and heritage – has returned to the spotlight since the massacre

STARS AND BARS. The Confederate flag flies on the Capitol grounds after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that she will call for the Confederate flag to be removed on June 22, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

US church reopens in triumph over massacre

Jun 21, 2015 - 11:42 PM

UPDATED The service offers still grieving Charleston a chance to mark what many argue is its triumph in thwarting the shooter s reported aim to foment racial hatred

EMOTIONAL. Parishioners mourn inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 21 June 2015. The African-American church in the southern US city of Charleston where nine people were slain by a white gunman reopened for services the same day. PEPA/DAVID GOLDMAN / POOL

Protesters target Confederate flag after Charleston killings

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Symbols of hate have no place in our government The Confederate flag is not a symbol of Southern pride but rather a symbol of rebellion and racism reads an online petition

PROTEST. Hundreds of people gather for a protest rally against the Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina on June 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV

Racist 'manifesto' lays bare Charleston motive

Jun 21, 2015 - 9:07 AM

A 2 500 word manifesto and photos on a website purportedly created by Charleston shooter Dylann Roof may reveal his motive for killing 9 black worshippers

Charleston shooting suspect confesses

Jun 19, 2015 - 11:01 PM

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says she believes Roof should face the death penalty

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Jun 19, 2015 - 12:09 PM

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Suspect caught in US black church 'hate crime' rampage

Jun 18, 2015 - 11:43 PM

2ND UPDATE Police detain 21 year old Dylann Roof after 9 churchgoers are shot dead during a Bible study class on Wednesday