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  1. Nick Cannon Starts College in D.C., Offers Powerful Message on EducationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 |

    The 35-year-old actor and singer announced on social media Sunday that he has enrolled at Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C. He posted a photo of himself next to a campus sign with a caption that read, in part, "My First Day as a Freshman!!!" "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," a separate post from Cannon read, quoting the late Nelson Mandella. Cannon also posted other famous quotes relating to the importance of education.


  2. Court Papers Reveal New Details on Suspected Charleston Church Shooter Dylan RoofRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 |

    A white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers in Charleston "self-radicalized" in the months before the attack and grew more entrenched in his beliefs in white supremacy, according to court papers prosecutors filed this week in federal court. The information filed Monday was part of a list of more than a dozen expert witnesses whom prosecutors intend to call in Dylann Roof's federal death penalty trial later this year.


  3. Leaked Emails Show How DNC Staffers React to Being Asked to Recognize Holocaust Remembrance DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 |

    Emails recently released by Wikileaks reveal how staffers reacted to Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz requesting a statement recognizing Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hoshoah. CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 17: U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and chair of the Democratic National Committee speaks to reporters in the spin room after watching tonight's democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center on January 17, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.


  4. New Black Panthers Chairman: Group Plans on Carrying Guns During Republican Convention ProtestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 |

    The national chairman of the New Black Panther Party told Reuters Tuesday the group will carry firearms during its Republican National Convention protests next week if state law allows it. BREAKING: New Black Panther Party will carry arms during protests at U.S. Republican National Convention if legal - group chairman Hashim Nzinga, front left, chairman of the New Black Panther party, marches with others down Calhoun Street in Charleston, S.C., to the front of Emanuel AME Church, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.


  5. Trial Set for Alleged Charleston Church ShooterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 |

    The federal death penalty trial of a white man charged in the slayings of nine members of a historic black church will be held in November, a judge said Tuesday. Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel set Nov. 7 as the day to begin selecting jurors for the federal trial of Dylann Roof, 22, who faces numerous federal counts, including hate crimes, in the June 17 shootings at Emanuel AME Church.


  6. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Offers Bold Warning to Trump:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 |

    Just two weeks before the first anniversary of the deadly church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine African-American churchgoers dead, Gov. Nikki Haley has called on Donald Trump to change his tone. "I know what that rhetoric can do," Haley told the Associated Press Thursday, connecting the type of language the presumptive Republican nominee uses to the horrific attack.


  7. Justice Department Will Seek Death Penalty for Accused Charleston Church Shooter Dylann RoofRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 |

    Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday they plan to pursue a death sentence for Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old man accused of shooting nine Charleston, South Carolina, churchgoers last year. "Following the department's rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death penalty," Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced in a statement.


  8. Confederate Monument to be Removed from University of Louisville After 120 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2016 |

    After years of debates, the University of Louisville in Kentucky made the decision Friday to remove a Confederate monument from the spot it has held near campus since 1895. The stone monument, which had been erected to honor the Kentucky soldiers who fought and died for the Confederacy during the Civil War, subsequently will be moved to a different location, according to the Associated Press .


  9. Glenn Beck: Trump 'Might Be the First Man Ever to Reach 100...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 |

    Following a series of controversies involving Heidi Cruz , the wife of 2016 candidate Ted Cruz, ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and a suggestion that women who have abortions should be punished , Glenn Beck believes Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have hit his "high-water mark." Donald Trump participates in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate in North Charleston, S.C., January 14, 2016.


  10. 'For the Record': Barack Obama's Anti-Gun HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 |

    President Barack Obama has repeatedly called for new gun control legislation in the wake of mass-shootings. He made speeches on the topic following a July 2015 attack on a church in Charleston, S.C., the killings at a college in Oregon in October 2015, and more than a dozen other incidents .


  11. Anonymous Allegedly Posts Trump's Cell Number, Social Security...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 |

    Notorious hacker group Anonymous has published what it says are GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump's cell phone number, Social Security number and otherwise private information about him and his family. The group announced the dox - or the publishing of information generally with a malicious intent - in a video Thursday night in which it blasts Trump as a candidate who promotes "an agenda of fascism and xenophobia, as well as the religious persecution of Muslims through totalitarian polices."


  12. Horribly Burned Puppy Was Rescued by a Firefighter. Now See What He...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 |

    Horribly Burned Puppy Was Rescued by a Firefighter. Now See What He Now Does With His Second Chance at Life.


  13. Black Lives Matter Activist Infiltrates Private Hillary Clinton Event ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 |

    Black Lives Matter Activist Infiltrates Private Hillary Clinton Event - Watch the Candidate's Reaction to Being Confronted With Her 'Own Words' Two Black Lives Matter activists interrupted Hillary Clinton during a private fundraising event in Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday night, in an effort to shine light on Clinton's civil rights inconsistencies. Protestor Ashley Williams and a colleague each paid $500 to attend the private event, which had approximately 100 people in attendance.


  14. Hot Mic Captures Candid Off-Air Conversation Between Trump and 'Morning Joe' HostsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 |

    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were caught on a hot mic having a candid conservation with Republican front-runner Donald Trump off the air. During a recent commercial break from a town hall interview in Charleston, South Carolina, Trump is heard touting his performance at the CBS debate the night before, and subsequent polls that found a majority of voters believed that Trump won the debate.


  15. New Clinton Ad Features Charleston Church Massacre to Advocate Stronger Gun ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 |

    The campaign for Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton will release a new television advertisement in South Carolina ahead of the primary that features Rev. Anthony Thompson who lost his wife in the Charleston church massacre in June 2015.


  16. News Website Admits Reporter Fabricated Quotes, Sources for Racially...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 |

    Editor-in-chief Betsy Reed wrote in a note to readers that Juan Thompson was let go last month after the publication discovered a "pattern of deception" in the writer's actions. Reed said that, in at least three instances, Thompson used quotes attributed to people who said they had never been interviewed.


  17. 'That Question Annoys Me': Bernie Sanders Reacts to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 |

    When Democratic debate moderator Andrea Mitchell asked Bernie Sanders if he regrets remarks in which he called Bill Clinton's behavior "totally disgraceful," the Democratic candidate made it clear that he didn't appreciate the question. "That question annoys me.


  18. Sanders Aggressively Attacks Clinton on Wall Street: 'I...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2016 |

    When asked to name the difference between himself and fellow Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders aggressively went after his opponent, hitting her on her campaign contributions. "Well, the first difference is I don't take money from big banks.


  19. Interview Briefly Derailed as Demonstrators Interrupt Donald Trump...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 |

    The Republican presidential candidate was speaking with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski in Iowa, fresh off his debate performance just hours before in Charleston, South Carolina, when he was asked about his fiery exchange with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz . "That wasn't very nice, was it? When you think of it?" Trump said of one of Cruz's comments.


  20. RNC Member Criticizes the Party for Being 'Held Hostage' by Donald TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 |

    During the Republican National Committee's winter meeting, Holland Redfield, an RNC committeeman who represents the Virgin Islands, criticized his party for allowing themselves to be "held hostage" by presidential candidates threating a presidential bid as an Independent if the party doesn't "toe the line." The remarks were caught on video obtained by Politico : According to the Associated Press , the RNC held their winter meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, Thursday prior to the Republican presidential debate.


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