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Charleston Church Massacre: Learn More About the History of the Revered House of Worship

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Charleston Church Massacre: Learn More About the Revered House of Worship

Originally posted 06/18/2015 10:35AM

The Charleston, South Carolina, church that was the site of Wednesday night's hate crime/massacre that killed 9 people, including State Senator Clementa Pinckney, has a storied past stretching from the time of slavery to the civil rights movement.

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South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney Among Dead in Charleston Shooting

South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney Among Dead in Charleston Shooting

Originally posted 06/18/2015 07:35AM

A prominent South Carolina state senator is among those killed in Wednesday's mass shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, according to multiple reports.

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Filed Under: Crime & Courts, Death
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Charleston Church Massacre: Shock, Sadness, Outrage Erupt on Social Media

Charleston Church Massacre: Shock, Sadness, Outrage Erupt on Social Media

Originally posted 06/18/2015 07:00AM

Nine people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night, in what authorities have deemed a hate crime.

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Filed Under: Crime & Courts, Death
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Collapsed Berkeley Balcony That Killed 6 Was Decorative, According to Ex-City Official

Collapsed Berkeley Balcony That Killed 6 Was Decorative, According to Ex-City Official

Originally posted 06/17/2015 05:10PM

The balcony that collapsed early Tuesday morning – killing six people and injuring seven others – was designed more as decoration than as a platform that could hold a group of people, according to a former member of the Berkeley Design Review Committee.

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Man Killed by Tiger After Hundreds of Animals Escape Georgia Zoo During Massive Flood

Man Killed by Tiger After Hundreds of Animals Escape Georgia Zoo During Massive Flood

Originally posted 06/17/2015 08:40AM

The zoo-escape chaos in Tbilisi, Georgia continued Wednesday when a man was killed by a tiger still on the loose after hundreds of animals escaped during a massive flood in the area over the weekend.

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Oil Heir Andrew Getty's Cause of Death: Hemorrhage and Meth Intoxication

Oil Heir Andrew Getty's Cause of Death: Hemorrhage and Meth Intoxication

Originally posted 06/16/2015 10:55PM

The Los Angeles coroner has revealed the cause of death of Andrew Getty, who was found dead in his Los Angeles home in March.

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Filed Under: Death, Jean Paul Getty
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Tamron Hall on Losing Her Sister: I'm 'Part of a Club That No One Wants to Join'

Tamron Hall on Losing Her Sister: I'm 'Part of a Club That No One Wants to Join'

Originally posted 06/16/2015 08:00PM

Tamron Hall spends a lot of time reporting on crime, but that doesn't lessen the memories of her own sister's murder.

"When I lost my sister, I became part of a club that no one wants to join," Hall, who co-hosts of the third hour of NBC News' Today and anchors MSNBC's NewsNation, tells PEOPLE.

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Filed Under: Death, Tributes, Today, TV News
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Aurora Theater Shooter Tells Psychiatrist: You Can't Kill Everyone

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Aurora Theater James Holmes Shooter Tells Psychiatrist: You Can't Kill Everyone

Originally posted 06/16/2015 07:45PM

Months before Aurora theater shooter James Holmes went on a spree that left 12 people dead and 70 injured, he met with a University of Colorado psychiatrist and told her about his "homicidal thoughts," she testified before a jury on Tuesday.

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Extension Cord & Sledgehammer Buried in the Desert: Gruesome Details Revealed About McStay Family Murders

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Extension Cord & Sledgehammer Buried in the Desert: Gruesome Details Revealed About McStay Family Murders

Originally posted 06/16/2015 04:15PM

After six hours of testimony during a preliminary hearing on Monday, a San Bernardino judge ordered Charles "Chase" Merritt to stand trial for allegedly beating to death a San Diego County family that was missing for more than three years before being found buried in the Mojave Desert.

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Minnesota Teen Dies After Complications During Wisdom Teeth Removal

Minnesota Teen Dies After Complications During Wisdom Teeth Removal

Originally posted 06/16/2015 12:40PM

What started as a routine visit by a teen to her dentist to have her wisdom teeth removed has turned into a tragedy for an Eden Prairie, Minnesota, family.

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