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Suspect in Charleston church shooting charged with hate crime

The accused Charleston church shooter now faces federal hate crime charges for allegedly targeting his victims on the basis of their race and religion. “We think that this is exactly the type of case that the federal hate crimes statutes were, in fact, conceived of to cover,” U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday as Read More…

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Police officer shoots black man to death in Cincinnati traffic stop

CINCINNATI — Police here are investigating the fatal shooting of an apparently unarmed black man by a University of Cincinnati police officer after a confrontation during a traffic stop July 19. The dead man, who was shot in the head, was Samuel Dubose, a 43-year-old father of 13 children, according to CNN affiliate WKRC-TV. A Read More…