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  1. Walter Scott fatal police shooting case declared mistrial by South Carolina judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | CBC News

    Michael Slager, left, walks from The Mills House Hotel to the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection from the Charleston County Sheriff's Department during a break in the jury deliberations for his trial Monday in Charleston, S.C. Slager is charged with murder in the shooting death last year of Walter Scott. A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white, former police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.


  2. Protest held after decision not to charge N.C. officer in fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 30 | CBC News

    Protesters chant in the aftermath of no indictment being given in the death of Keith Scott outside Charlotte police headquarters on Wednesday. A Charlotte, N.C., police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man outside an apartment complex touched off several nights of unrest in the city was justified in opening fire and will not face charges, a prosecutor announced Wednesday.


  3. Charlotte, N.C., officer won't be charged for fatally shooting Keith Scott in parking lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 30 | CBC News

    Police officers point their guns at a fallen Keith Scott after shooting at him four times in Charlotte, N.C., in September. The officer who fired the fatal shots won't face charges, prosecutors announced Wednesday.


  4. 'My mind was like spaghetti': Former officer testifies in fatal shooting trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 29 | CBC News

    Former North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Slager testifies during his murder trial at the Charleston County court on Tuesday. A white former South Carolina policeman testified in his murder trial on Tuesday that he felt fear before fatally shooting an unarmed black man last year in an incident that intensified debate about racial bias in law enforcement.


  5. Accused church shooter can act as his own attorney at murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 28 | CBC News

    A Charleston, S.C., judge will allow Dylann Roof to act as his own lawyer for his upcoming murder trial. The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church was allowed Monday to act as his own attorney, opening the door to courtroom spectacles at his death penalty trial, including Dylann Roof questioning survivors of the attack and relatives of the dead. 1 comment

  6. Red Deer mayor, Wildrose denounce 'racist imagery' at protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 7 | CBC News

    The mayor of Red Deer condemned the waving of a Confederate-like flag, similar to this one, at an anti-carbon tax rally on the weekend. The mayor of Red Deer has issued a statement that a Confederate-like flag that apparently was displayed during a weekend protest had nothing to do with the city.


  7. Port Saint John capacity rises with huge new cranesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | CBC News

    Harry Forestell is the host of CBC News New Brunswick at 6. He worked in London as journalist from 1995 to 2000 and from 2005 to 2008 as CBC's European correspondent for Newsworld. The Port of Saint John took a big step this week toward attracting a new generation of super-sized container ships, with the start of a major five-year upgrade.


  8. Walter Scott murder trial opens with nearly all-white juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | CBC News

    Former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager, second from right, stands in the courtroom, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. The murder trial of a white former police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist eight times as he ran away from a traffic stop opened on Thursday against a backdrop of violence by and toward police across the nation. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson told the jury of 11 white people and one black man in her opening statement that former North Charleston, S.C., officer Michael Slager may have been provoked if Walter Scott wrestled his stun gun from him, but that doesn't justify shooting Scott in the back as he tried to run away.


  9. Jury selection to begin in police officer murder trials in Ohio, South CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2016 | CBC News

    In a Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, former North Charleston police office Michael Slager, is lead into court, in Charleston, S.C. Jury selection begins Monday in the murder trial of Slager in connection with the fatal shooting of unarmed motorist Walter Scott.


  10. Gingrich is above discussing sex lives of politicians? That's a howler: Keith BoagRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | CBC News

    One of the CBC's premier political reporters, Keith Boag is currently based in Washington, D.C., following stints in Los Angeles and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. With stunning hypocrisy Newt Gingrich slammed FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly Tuesday night for, in his view, putting prurience ahead of public policy in her coverage of the U.S. presidential race.


  11. 'We're ready for ya': Drive-By Truckers promise excited showRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | CBC News

    Bob Mersereau has been covering music and the East Coast Music scene since 1985 for CBC. He is also the author of three books on music: The Top 100 Canadian Albums , The Top 100 Canadian Singles and The History of Canadian Rock 'n' Roll .


  12. Dylann Roof, charged in Charleston church shooting, punched by fellow inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2016 | CBC News

    Dylann Roof appears by closed-circuit television at a bond hearing in Charleston, South Carolina in this June 2015 file photo. Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the massacre of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, was slugged Thursday by a black inmate at the South Carolina jail where he is being held, according to Charleston County's sheriff.


  13. Dylann Roof's lawyers want federal death penalty declared unconstitutionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 | CBC News

    Dylann Roof's lawyers are challenging the constitutionality of the federal death penalty in the hopes that the alleged Charleston, S.C., shooter will be able to plead guilty to the murders of nine black churchgoers and serve life in prison. Attorneys for the man charged with killing nine people at a Charleston church are challenging federal prosecutors' intention to seek the death penalty against him.


  14. 'No division here' : Obama says Dallas shooting not a sign of worsening race relationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2016 | CBC News

    President Barack Obama said the Dallas shooter was a 'demented individual' and Americans of all races are 'rightly outraged' at his actions. President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected the notion that this week's stunning violence is a signal that the U.S. has returned to some of the darkest days of its past, saying that as painful as the killings of police and black men were, "America is not as divided as some have suggested."


  15. Flash flood warnings issued as storm reaches South Carolina shoreRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2016 | CBC News

    A man, foreground, checks to make sure everyone made it safely out of a truck that flooded when the three men in the background drove around a closed road barrier along Nichols Sawmill Road and lost control of the vehicle in Magnolia, Texas, on Friday. Tropical Storm Bonnie weakened to a tropical depression Sunday morning as reached the U.S. southeast coast, soaking eastern Georgia and portions of the Carolinas in areas crowded with tourists on the Memorial Day weekend.


  16. Death penalty sought for accused in shooting at Charleston church that killed 9Read the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | CBC News

    Dylann Roof is awaiting trial on federal hate crime charges in connection to the June 17 shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C., which left nine black parishioners dead. The U.S. Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, S.C., Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday.


  17. Former South Carolina officer indicted in Walter Scott shooting remains free on bailRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | CBC News

    This April 7, 2015, file photo provided by the Charleston County, S.C., Sheriff's Office shows Michael Thomas Slager, the former police officer indicted on federal charges in the shooting death of Walter Scott. A white former South Carolina police officer facing a state murder charge in the shooting death of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott will remain free on bail after his indictment on federal charges that include depriving the victim of his civil rights.


  18. Dylann Roof's friend will plead guilty to lying about Charleston church shootings planRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | CBC News

    Joey Meek, 21, will plead guilty to lying to authorities and failing to report a crime in connection to the fatal shootings of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C., on June 17. Meek's friend Dylann Roof is charged with the murders. A friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church is appearing before a judge to plead guilty to federal charges.


  19. Bill Clinton talks crime in front of black protesters at heated rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | CBC News

    Former President Bill Clinton speaks during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia on Thursday. Former President Bill Clinton engaged in a heated exchange on Thursday with protesters upset about welfare reform and gun violence laws passed when he was in office 20 years ago.


  20. Eugenie Bouchard advances to second round at Volvo Car OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | CBC News

    Eugenie Bouchard, from Canada, returns a shot to Alexandra Dulgheru, from Romania, during their tennis match at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday. The 17th-seeded Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., dispatched Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru 6-3, 6-4 in first-round play on Tuesday.


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