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Dylann Roof pleads not guilty to federal charges in Charleston church attack

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dylann Roof pleaded not guilty Friday to 33 federal charges in the deadly June attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, according to the court clerk’s office. Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Roof on 33 counts, including federal hate crime and firearms charges, in the shooting Read More…

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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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Emanuel AME carries on after tragedy

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — The spiritual community that wowed the world with its forgiveness in the face of the darkest evil came together Sunday morning and celebrated history — both recent and past. They worshiped for the first time since the Confederate flag came down on the Capitol grounds on Friday. Its removal was prompted Read More…