For 13 hours and 44 minutes last week, an unemployed high school dropout just barely of legal drinking age was the most wanted man in America. Then in an unexpectedly mundane fashion and in an unlikely place, alleged Charleston killer Dylann Roof’s getaway was thwarted.
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Republican Presidential Candidates Say They Will Return or Donate Contributions From So-Called White Supremacist Leader
Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and former Sen. Rick Santorum said this morning they would return or donate thousands of dollars possibly linked to the head of the Council of Conservative Citizens, which the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a white supremacist group. The group was cited in a purported manifesto believed linked to the suspect in last week’s massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The head of that group, Earl Holt, appears to have made contributions to several Republican candidates for president over the past several years or their political action committees, including Cruz, of Texas, Paul, of …read more
Both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during last year’s Gaza war, a widely anticipated United Nations report said Monday, decrying the “unprecedented” devastation and human suffering. The Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict announced it had gathered “substantial information” and “credible allegations” that both sides had committed war crimes during the conflict, which killed more than 2,140 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and 73 people on the Israeli side, mostly soldiers. “The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come,” the chair of the commission, …read more
The president uses the N-word to make his case that the U.S. has not overcome its racist past.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion is back before the Supreme Court, and the justices could signal by the end of June whether they are likely to take up the biggest case on the hot-button subject in nearly a quarter-century.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, called for the immediate removal of the Confederate battle flag from outside the South Carolina Statehouse, scrambling the 2016 GOP presidential contenders into staking a position on a contentious cultural issue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Issuing an emotional plea following the South Carolina church shooting, Hillary Rodham Clinton called for “common-sense” gun reforms and a national reckoning with the persistent problem of “institutional racism.”
The white man accused of killing nine people at a historic black church in South Carolina appears to have left a hateful screed on the Internet.
Relatives of the Charleston church shooting victims gave emotional statements during Dylann Roof’s initial court appearance Friday, telling the accused murder suspect they forgive him.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he refuses to accept the idea that regular mass shooting are “the new normal” in America but doesn’t expect Congress to respond because of the influence of the National Rifle Association.