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Confederate Flag Items Pulled from Some Retailers' Inventory

By V. Ortiz

Amazon

Some of America’s biggest retailers such as Walmart, eBay, Amazon, and Sears have decided to stop selling merchandise tied to the Confederate flag.

The debate regarding the use of the Confederate flag has been intensifying over the last couple of days. On Monday, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley stated in a news conference that she supports removing the Confederate flag form the State House.

A Man of the People, Senator Clementa Pinckney

By Yolian Ortiz

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Nine Victims in Charleston. An event that has drastically changed South Carolina and put certain symbols and politics in the forefront. Among the nine was a man who strived for change and equality, Senator Clementa Pinckney. If he had survived, he would have made sure that those other eight victims in his congregation had his full attention and support.

Seen and Heard at State House Flag Rally: June 23

By Marina Ziehe

Flag

Several people protested in front of the South Carolina State House yesterday, June 23, asking for the removal of the Confederate battle flag.

Senators and leaders, including Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, joined the push to remove the flag.

“Take it down now,” said Benjamin. “No bullet can stop this movement, no gunshot can tear it apart.”

People asked for the South Carolina General Assembly to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the State House and take it to a museum.

Charleston Meets in the Middle

By Katie Geer

Charleston

On Sunday evening, after a prayer service outside Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, people gathered at each end of the famous Charleston bridge. Walking together in unity, marchers met in the middle of the bridge, to hold hands and remember the nine who lost their lives in the church shooting that happened during a Bible study meeting on Wednesday, June 17.

Historic Churches in Charleston Will Ring Bells in Unity on Sunday

By Kaitlyn Park

Church

The Post and Courier reports that many Charleston historic churches will come together on Sunday in remembrance of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church shooting victims.

At 10 a.m. the churches will ring their bells in unison, and community members and visitors are welcome to join by ringing personal bells to show their support.

Charleston Church Shooter Charged with Murder

By S. Simmons

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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.

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