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Dylann Roof declared competent to stand trial

A federal judge ruled Friday that alleged Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof…

 

Emergency personnel, including South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office, work on the scene where several cars were trapped briefly under a bridge during flooding from heavy rain Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Spartanburg Herald-Journal/Tim Kimzey)

Rains drench saturated East Coast; woman drowns in vehicle

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Drenching rains along an already-saturated East Coast caused major…

 

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, left, announces her intention to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof in the killing of nine people at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers…

 

This Thursday, June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners…

This Thursday, June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Sons of Confederate Veterans member Dickie Phalen points at a statue of George Washington at the South Carolina Statehouse after a rally to support the Confederate flag on Thursday. (Jeffrey Collins/AP)

Confederate heritage group loses its Southern influence

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Sons of Confederate Veterans knew an attack on…

Sons of Confederate Veterans member Dickie Phalen points at a statue of George Washington at the South Carolina Statehouse after a rally to support the Confederate flag on Thursday. (Jeffrey Collins/AP)
Mourners embrace next to the casket of Sen. Clementa Pinckney before his funeral service, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.  (David Goldman/AP Photo)

Obama delivers passionate race lecture at eulogy

CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Barack Obama delivered a passionate discourse on America's…

Mourners embrace next to the casket of Sen. Clementa Pinckney before his funeral service, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.  (David Goldman/AP Photo)
Mourners gather before the funeral service for Ethel Lance, one of the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church last week in Charleston, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Hundreds attend 1st funeral for church shooting victims

Police officers stood guard and checked bags as hundreds of people filed…

Mourners gather before the funeral service for Ethel Lance, one of the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church last week in Charleston, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Parishioners pray and weep during services at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C., four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of it's pastor and eight others. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)

Reopening church doors after shooting ‘sends a message’

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church opened its tall, wooden…

Parishioners pray and weep during services at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C., four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of it's pastor and eight others. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool)
In this June 19, 2015, photo, a Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.  Whether South Carolina should continue to fly the Confederate flag on its statehouse grounds is the latest in a series of issues to arise this summer challenging the GOP’s effort to build the young and diverse coalition of voters it likely needs to win the White House.  (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

South Carolina governor calls for Confederate flag to come down

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday the Confederate…

In this June 19, 2015, photo, a Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.  Whether South Carolina should continue to fly the Confederate flag on its statehouse grounds is the latest in a series of issues to arise this summer challenging the GOP’s effort to build the young and diverse coalition of voters it likely needs to win the White House.  (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
Elaine Davis, left, of North Charleston, and Kimmie Tomlinson, of Murrells Inlet, strike up a friendship meeting each other while visiting the sidewalk memorial at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The people of Charleston built a memorial and planned a vigil Friday to repudiate whatever a gunman would hope to accomplish by killing nine black community leaders inside one of the nation's most important African-American churches. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP/Curtis Compton)

Shootings highlight dark past for Charleston race relations

With a dark past and complicated present, race relations have always been…

Elaine Davis, left, of North Charleston, and Kimmie Tomlinson, of Murrells Inlet, strike up a friendship meeting each other while visiting the sidewalk memorial at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The people of Charleston built a memorial and planned a vigil Friday to repudiate whatever a gunman would hope to accomplish by killing nine black community leaders inside one of the nation's most important African-American churches. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP/Curtis Compton)
Community supporters gather together for a vigil for the South Carolina shootings on Thursday, June 18, 2015 Joseph Lee Recreation Center.

Photo Gallery: Bayview remembers Charleston shooting victims

News of the shooting deaths of nine people in Charleston, S.C., by…

Community supporters gather together for a vigil for the South Carolina shootings on Thursday, June 18, 2015 Joseph Lee Recreation Center.
Kearston Farr hugs her 5-year-old daughter Taliyah visiting a memorial in front of the Emanuel AME Church on Friday, June 19, 2015 in Charleston, S.C.  Dylann Storm Roof, 21, is accused of killing nine people during a Wednesday night Bible study at the church.   ( Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Roof appears on 9 murder counts; Charleston seeks unity

The people of Charleston built a memorial and planned a vigil Friday…

Kearston Farr hugs her 5-year-old daughter Taliyah visiting a memorial in front of the Emanuel AME Church on Friday, June 19, 2015 in Charleston, S.C.  Dylann Storm Roof, 21, is accused of killing nine people during a Wednesday night Bible study at the church.   ( Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Images on a flier provided to media, Thursday, June 18, 2015, by the Charleston Police Department show surveillance footage of a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting Wednesday at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. (Courtesy of Charleston Police Department via AP)

Suspect in Charleston church shooting had apartheid-era patches

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dylann Storm Roof drove around with a Confederate flag…

Images on a flier provided to media, Thursday, June 18, 2015, by the Charleston Police Department show surveillance footage of a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting Wednesday at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. (Courtesy of Charleston Police Department via AP)
Worshippers embrace following a group prayer across the street from the scene of a shooting Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

UPDATE: Suspect captured in killing of 9 people in black church

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A white man who joined a prayer meeting inside…

Worshippers embrace following a group prayer across the street from the scene of a shooting Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)