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Jurors Cry During Victim Testimony at Dylann Roof Sentencing

The second day in the sentencing trial of convicted Charleston parishioner killer Dylann Roof was an emotional one for jurors who heard testimony from the families and friends that lost loved ones. Both jurors and court staff cried while hearing testimony from the victims of those murdered.

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Convicted Killer Dylann Roof Faces Sentencing

Acting as his own attorney, Dylann Roof, the killer of nine black parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina faced the jurors on Wednesday who will decide whether he is given the death penalty or life in prison.

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Court: Dylann Roof Can Act as His Own Attorney

The judge presiding over the case of the alleged shooter in the murder of nine worshipers at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church has ruled the defendant may represent himself in his criminal trial. Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks to the crowd at the Kemp Forum, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Columbia, S.C.

Israeli Envoy Welcomes Trump Pick for UN Ambassador

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon welcomed the selection Wednesday of Nikki Haley to represent the US at the world body, calling the South Carolina Governor “a longstanding and true friend of Israel” and an “outspoken fighter against the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement in her state and throughout the US.”

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SC High School Bans American Flag From Football Games

A South Carolina high school is defending itself after not allowing students to bring American flags into their football games Friday, WNCN reports. The principal of Travelers Rest High School reasoned the decision was made because the American flag had been used

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FBI: Vanished Teen From 2009 Gang-Raped, Shot, Fed to Alligators

The FBI has released shocking new details about a teenager who disappeared from Myrtle Beach back in 2009. According to FBI investigators, 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel was abducted, repeatedly gang-raped, shot dead and fed to the alligators in a swamp near McClellanville, South Carolina when her disappearance created too much media attention.

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Robert E. Lee Elementary to Be Renamed over Public Objections

Eleven months after California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) pressured the San Diego Unified School District to change the name of San Diego’s Robert E. Lee Elementary, school officials are pushing forward with the change, and despite calls from the public to keep the name.

FILE - In this July 6, 2015, file photo, state Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, holds the "Roll Call of the Dead" while making his case not to take down the Confederate flag during the South Carolina senate's debate on a bill that calls for the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds in Columbia, S.C. Sen. Bright has proposed a bill to keep transgender people in restrooms that conform to their sex at birth. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP, File) ALL LOCAL MEDIA OUT, (TV, ONLINE, PRINT); MANDATORY CREDIT.

Chamber of Commerce Threatens SC Senator over Religious Freedom Bill

Just as North Carolina is being pressured to eliminate its recent religious freedom bill, the legislature in neighboring South Carolina is considering a similar bill of its own. Just like North Carolina, many are lining up in opposition, and in the Palmetto State, the Chamber of Commerce is leading the charge to stop the bill in its tracks.