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In this June 19, 2015, photo, a Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
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Sens. Graham, Scott join call to remove SC Confederate flag

Leading South Carolina Republicans joined calls to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds Monday after a young white man who embraced the banner as a symbol of white power was charged with murdering nine people inside their historic black church.

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President Barack Obama salutes as he arrives on Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md
President Barack Obama salutes as he arrives on Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Obama says US racism ‘not cured,’ makes point with epithet

President Barack Obama says the history of slavery is "still part of our DNA" in the United States, even if racial epithets no longer show up in polite conversation. He uttered the N-word in making his point.

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Escaped prisoners Richard Matt (L) and David Sweat
Escaped prisoners Richard Matt (L) and David Sweat (New York State Police)
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Items recovered from NY cabin in hunt for escaped murderers

BELLMONT, N.Y. (AP) -- Items recovered from a remote hunting cabin might be linked to a pair of convicted killers who escaped from a nearby prison more than two weeks ago, authorities said Monday as searchers swarmed rugged woods in the hamlet in far northern New York.

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People raise their hands as a show of unity as thousands of marchers meet in the middle of Charleston's main bridge
People raise their hands as a show of unity as thousands of marchers meet in the middle of Charleston's main bridge (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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Solidarity in Charleston before church victims’ funerals

Bells tolled across Charleston, South Carolina Sunday as thousands linked up on a towering bridge and a historic sanctuary reopened in displays of unity.

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The World Trade Center Tribute in Lights is seen from Liberty State Park
The World Trade Center Tribute in Lights is seen from Liberty State Park (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Lawsuit seeks to memorialize a less heroic side of 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) -- It has been nearly 14 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, but a lawsuit on behalf of Muslims rounded up in the aftermath has barely moved forward as lawyers try to show how frightening it was for hundreds of men with no ties to terrorism to be treated like terrorists, locked up and abused for months at a time.

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Robin Goolsby prays outside the Emanuel A.M.E. Church
Robin Goolsby prays outside the Emanuel A.M.E. Church (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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Songs, prayer accompany 1st service at church since shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The congregation at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal swayed and sang, prayed and welcomed the world into their sanctuary on Sunday, holding the first worship service since a white gunman was accused of opening fire during a Bible study, killing nine black church members.

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Travis Boys.
Travis Boys. (City of New Orleans via AP)
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New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Police in New Orleans say they have arrested a suspect they believe managed to slip into the front seat of a police vehicle while handcuffed and shoot the police officer who was transporting him to jail.

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A Charleston police officer removes the crime scene tape from the wrought iron fence in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.
A Charleston police officer removes the crime scene tape from the wrought iron fence in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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Church shooting site to re-open; FBI reviews manifesto

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A small group of parishioners was allowed inside the bullet-scarred Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church on Saturday, getting a firsthand glimpse of the room where nine people from their congregation were slain.

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Escaped prisoners Richard Matt (L) and David Sweat
Escaped prisoners Richard Matt (L) and David Sweat (New York State Police)
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Police look into possible sightings of escaped NY inmates

LINDLEY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York State Police are investigating a possible sighting of the two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison two weeks ago.

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Thousands of people gather for a city-sponsored prayer vigil for the nine victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting at the College of Charleston TD Arena
Thousands of people gather for a city-sponsored prayer vigil for the nine victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting at the College of Charleston TD Arena (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Church victims’ family face alleged attacker in court

Thousands of people attended a vigil in downtown Charleston to remember the nine people who were slain at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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