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Film on church shooting focuses on forgiveness, hate

Filmmaker Brian Ivie has a favorite moment in his new film “Emanuel,” a documentary about the 2015 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina that killed nine people. During his eulogy for South Carolina State Sen. and Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine victims, President Barack Obama began singing “Amazing Read More…

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Confederate flag’s half-century at South Carolina Capitol ends

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — It took just a few minutes, simultaneously somber and festive, to put a bookend on the Confederate flag’s 54-year run at the South Carolina Capitol grounds. A crowd of hundreds erupted in cheers, and sang a farewell refrain more associated with sports arenas, as uniformed highway patrol officers lowered the flag Read More…

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After 150 years, Confederate flag’s days may be numbered

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — The battle may at last be over for the Confederate battle flag. Just over 150 years after the Civil War ended, and less than a week after the massacre of innocents in a Charleston church by a man who venerates the flag, voices from all parts of the political spectrum are Read More…