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Jun 18, 2015, 10:04am EDT
  • January 10, 2017

    The trial of Dylann Roof for the Charleston church shooting, explained

    He killed nine people at a black church. And a jury has now sentenced him to death.

  • June 16, 2016

    The largest Protestant denomination just voted to stop displaying the Confederate flag

    On the eve of Charleston shooting anniversary, church leaders vote to stop displaying the Confederate flag

  • July 31, 2015

    Charleston shooting suspect pleads not guilty to federal charges

    The man allegedly attacked the historic black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

  • July 24, 2015

    75 mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map

    This interactive shows the locations and stories of these tragic events.

  • July 22, 2015

    Charleston shooter Dylann Roof's been charged with a federal hate crime

    He'll be eligible for the death penalty under federal charges. But it might be harder to get.

  • June 30, 2015

    The latest fires at Southern black churches invoke memories of a long, terrible history

    Unfortunately, this wouldn't be the first time the houses of worship have been attacked.

  • June 26, 2015

    Read President Obama's moving eulogy for Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney

    It was one of the most powerful speeches of Obama's presidency.

  • June 26, 2015

    Obama's sick of the "conversation about race," too

    In his eulogy for Charleton shooting victim Clementa Pinckney, he said we have to do more than talk.

  • June 26, 2015

    This is the "long history" of racial terrorism Obama mentioned in his Charleston eulogy

    "A means of control. A way to terrorize and oppress."

  • June 26, 2015

    Obama just sang "Amazing Grace" in his eulogy for Charleston victim Clementa Pinckney

    It concluded a moving speech about racial justice at the Emanuel AME pastor's funeral.

  • June 26, 2015

    Watch live: Obama delivers the eulogy for Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney

    The state senator and pastor of Emanuel AME Church was among the nine killed.

  • June 23, 2015

    In speech near Ferguson, Clinton says just pulling down the Confederate flag isn't enough

    The Confederate flag 'shouldn't fly anywhere," Hillary Clinton said Tuesday. And she said just pulling it down doesn't go far enough.

  • June 23, 2015

    How Clarence Thomas made it possible for states to ban Confederate license plates

    A Supreme Court decision saying states can reject license plates they found offensive arrived at just the right time.

  • June 23, 2015

    This paragraph should leave no doubt that the Civil War was about slavery

    Confederate states said it was as they seceded.

  • June 23, 2015

    Fox News wants "restraint" after Charleston shooting. Jon Stewart is having none of it.

    The Daily Show host slammed the network for its hypocrisy.

  • June 22, 2015

    The Confederate flag symbolizes white supremacy — and it always has

    The flag only gets to be a cultural symbol because Americans don't remember what the Civil War was really about.

  • June 20, 2015

    Obama is right: gun violence is much worse in the US than other advanced countries

    "It would be wrong for us not to acknowledge it."

  • June 20, 2015

    Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof's apparent manifesto surfaces

    "I chose Charleston because it is [the] most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country."

  • June 20, 2015

    The Charleston shooting is part of a long history of anti-black terrorism

    Was the shooting that killed nine people in Charleston's Emanuel AME Church on Wednesday terrorism?

  • June 19, 2015

    Relatives of victims to alleged Charleston shooter: "May God have mercy on you"

    The relatives of the victims of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston spoke directly to the shooter, Dylann Roof, during his hearing.

  • June 19, 2015

    Why calling the Charleston shooting terrorism is important to so many people

    For most of American history, "terrorism" has referred to acts committed by white people against black people.

  • June 19, 2015

    Why conservatives want to make Charleston about "religious liberty"

    A lot of Republicans have trouble talking about race.

  • June 19, 2015

    Beyond the Confederate flag, racist traitors are far too celebrated in the United States

    Official celebrations of acts of lawless violence in defense of white supremacy have no place in today's America.

  • June 19, 2015

    7 years, 7 mass shootings, 7 distraught speeches from Obama

    Thursday marked the president's seventh speech on mass shootings in as many years.

  • June 19, 2015

    A powerful case for taking down South Carolina's Confederate flag

    "Take down the flag. Take it down now. Put it in a museum. Inscribe beneath it the years 1861-2015. Move forward. Abandon this charlatanism. Drive out this cult of death and chains. Save your lovely souls. Move forward. Do it now."