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Charleston shooter charged with hate crimes

The white man suspected of murdering nine black people during bible study at a South Carolina church was charged on Wednesday with federal hate crimes, adding to multiple state counts that raise the possibility of a death sentence. “The parishioners had Bibles. Dylann Roof had his .45 caliber Glock pistol[…]

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US Muslims launch fundraiser for burned churches

A coalition of Muslim groups has launched an online fundraiser to help rebuild predominantly African-American churches damaged in a recent spate of fires across the South. At least eight churches have suffered fire damage since a shooting on June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina,[…]

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Church shooter ‘wanted to start race war’

The suspect in the mass shooting of nine church leaders at Bible study in one of America’s oldest black congregations has confessed to carrying out the attack, according to media reports. CNN is reporting that it has been told by two law enforcement officials that Dylann Roof has told authorities[…]

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SC shooting suspect drawn to white supremacy

His uncle worried he was cooped up in his room too much. The few images of him found easily online suggest he had a fascination with white supremacy, publicly embracing its symbols. And for his birthday this year, his father bought the young man a pistol, the uncle said. Dylann[…]

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Manhunt follows attack on historic church

Police in Charleston, South Carolina, were searching for a white gunman on Thursday who killed nine people in a historic African-American church, in an attack that police and the city’s mayor described as a hate crime. The shooter, a 21-year-old white man with sandy blond hair, sat with churchgoers inside[…]

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Gunman kills 9 at church in South Carolina

A white gunman killed nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, the city’s police chief said on Thursday, describing the attack as a “hate crime”. The suspect, who police described as a 21-year-old white man wearing a sweatshirt, jeans and boots, was still at large hours[…]

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