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Increased Security for Guard Facilities Announced

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Governor Nikki Haley and Major General Bob Livingston announced Monday that the security of National Guard facilities across the state will be reviewed and strengthened, Fox Carolina reports.

The undertaking of increasing security comes as a result of the shooting at two Chattanooga Armed Forces recruitment centers last Thursday, which left five men dead. 

S.C. House Votes in Favor of Removing Confederate Flag

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Representatives in the South Carolina House voted early Thursday morning to remove the Confederate flag that flies on the State House grounds, ABC News reports

After over 13 hours of deliberation, the House approved the bill, originally written by Senator Vincent Sheheen and previously passed by the Senate on Tuesday.

Remembering the Charleston Church Victims

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Almost two weeks later, funerals have been planned and held for the nine victims of the shooting at Emanuel A.M..E Church in Charleston, South Carolina. A CNN report provides a closer look at the nine people lost that Wednesday night. 

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Funeral Plans for Charleston Church Shooting Victims

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Funeral services have been set across the state of South Carolina for the Charleston A.M.E. Church shooting victims. A report from ABC News provided the details below:

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Two public viewings will be held Thursday. The first will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church in Ridgeland. The second will be from 6-8 p.m. at Emanuel A.M.E. in Charleston.

Charleston Church Shooter Charged with Murder

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Dylann Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, police tweeted Friday. 

According to CNN, Roof, who was arrested in Shelby, North Carolina on Thursday, confessed to killing nine people in Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. According to law enforcement officials, Roof told investigators he wanted to start a race war.