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First of hundreds of jurors report in church shooting trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of potential jurors will report to the federal courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, in the coming days as the jury selection begins in the trial of a white man charged in deaths of nine black … Continue reading

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Lengthy jury selection in Charleston church shootings begins

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible study at … Continue reading

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Pope backs opposition to Mexico's gay-marriage proposal

w: As in all campaigns, researchers watch every public event, read every interview, archive every tweet. “On other campaigns, we would have to scrounge for crumbs,” says a senior Clinton adviser. “Here, it’s a fire hose. He can set himself … Continue reading

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The Latest: Friends, family of victims gather at church

BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a mall in Washington state (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Relatives and friends of victims in a deadly mall shooting in Washington state have gathered at a church. Red … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama rings bell from historic black church, opening first national museum on African-American history

Skip: Donald Trump and the Russian connection has been a fact for years. Donald Trump past business bankruptcies and bad business practices are such that American banks will not lend him money for projects. So Trump has had to look … Continue reading

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Pope offers comfort to friends and relatives of Nice attack victims

By Steve Scherer VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday sought to comfort relatives and close friends of the more than 80 victims of the attack in Nice in July, who were run down by a man driving a … Continue reading

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Pope receives relatives of Nice attack victims at Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has received relatives of the victims of this summer’s truck attack in Nice, France, offering “immense compassion” and encouraging them not to respond to hatred with hatred. The audience at the Vatican on Saturday … Continue reading

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The Latest: Church choir sings spirituals on street corner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Charlotte after the shooting of a black man by police (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Among the National Guard troops and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers patrolling the downtown streets was a Greensboro … Continue reading

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Pope Francis calls out journalists: Does the media needlessly foster fear?

The Vatican’s Pope Francis has strived to be a voice of peace and unity on a continent struggling to deal with a refugee crisis. On Thursday he spoke out once again, this time against mass media, which he says has … Continue reading

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Defense: Roof won't ask jury for mercy in church trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Defense attorneys don’t intend to have Dylann Roof ask the jury for mercy during the penalty phase of his federal trial in the Charleston church shootings. Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel earlier this … Continue reading

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