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3:20 PM ET, June 18, 2015


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New York Times:
Charleston Church Shooting Suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, Captured  —  CHARLESTON, S.C. — The man suspected of killing nine people at a prayer meeting at a historic black church in this city's downtown area was caught on Thursday some 200 miles away in North Carolina, local and federal officials said.
Post and Courier:
Nine dead after ‘hate crime’ shooting at Emanuel AME  —  (Matthew Fortner/staff) Scene of church shooting at 9 p.m. at 110 Calhoun Street, site of Mother Emanuel AME Church.  —  The Post and Courier  —  A white gunman killed nine people during a prayer meeting at one of Charleston's oldest …
Charleston church shooting suspect from Columbia area  —  The man accused of shooting and killing nine people in a downtown Charleston church on Wednesday night is from the Columbia area, according to law enforcement sources.  —  Law enforcement is pursuing 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, of Eastover.
Katie Zavadski / The Daily Beast:
Everything Known About Charleston Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof  —  The man accused of killing nine inside a black church wore pro-apartheid flags, held ‘strong conservative beliefs,’ and made a ‘lot of racist jokes.’  —  Police said they have arrested Dylann Storm Roof …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
In Facebook Photo, Charleston Suspect Wears Flags Of Racist African States  —  The FBI has identified the suspect in the Charleston shooting as 21-year-old Dylann Roof.  This is his Facebook photo:  —  CREDIT: Facebook  —  In the photo, he appears to be wearing the flags of two African countries when they were ruled by whites.
Discussion: The Week
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting 10 photos  —  Police close off a section of Calhoun Street near the scene of the shooting.  —  Hide Caption  —  10 of 10  —  Story highlights  —  Charleston, South Carolina (CNN)[Latest developments]  — The suspect is in his early 20s, 5'9" in height. "
Carimah Townes / ThinkProgress:
Fox And Friends Say More Guns Would Have Stopped The Charleston Church Massacre  —  After a gunman opened fire at the historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC, killing 9, police concluded the shooting constituted a hate crime.  Twenty-one-year-old shooting suspect Dylann Roof …
Discussion: Reuters, Slantpoint, CNN and ABC News
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:
Santorum Calls Charleston Shooting ‘Assault On Religious Liberty’  —  Presidential candidate and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) on Thursday called the attack by a white gunman on a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. part of a broader assault on “religious liberty” in America.
Discussion: Raw Story
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Gov. Haley Breaks Down: ‘The Heart And Soul Of South Carolina Was Broken’ (VIDEO)  —  South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) on Thursday delivered an emotional and tearful response to the mass shooting that occurred at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.
Discussion: The Bob and Chez Show
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo:   Republican State Sen. On Church Shooter: 'We've Got To Find This Jackass'
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
President Obama Expresses ‘Deep Sorrow’ Over Charleston Church Shooting
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
Yahoo Politics:
Obama on Charleston: It's too easy to get guns in America
Discussion: Politico
Matt Higgins / CBS Atlanta:
Suspect In Deadly South Carolina Church Shooting Caught
Church Shooting Suspect Arrested in Shelby, NC
Alastair Jamieson / NBC News:
KKK Is Among 19 Hate Groups Operating in South Carolina
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Raw Story and The Week
Matthew Fortner / Post and Courier:
Nine shot, multiple fatalities reported in downtown church shooting
Dan Bilefsky / New York Times:
Preaching Prodigy at 13, Pastor at 18, Lawmaker at 23
Ben Domenech / The Federalist:
Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant, Bastard, Patriot  —  Alexander Hamilton was a bastard.  Indeed, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson never tired of calling him that - the ‘Bastard Brat of a Scots Pedlar’ who infuriated them time and again.  They called him this for one reason above all …
Discussion: Hot Air
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
Move over, Hamilton! Treasury to put woman on $10 bill
Washington Post:
A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020. Who will it be?
Discussion: Instapundit
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Brian Williams breaks silence in Matt Lauer interview  —  Suspended NBC news anchor Brian Williams has broken his silence in an interview with his colleague Matt Lauer.  —  The sit-down with Lauer, the co-host of the “Today” show, was taped earlier this week, according to two people at NBC.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Why Is Brian Williams Good Enough for MSNBC, but Not NBC?  —  The suspended ‘Nightly News’ anchor is reportedly staying at 30 Rock—but going to work for NBC News's ratings-challenged corporate sibling.  How the move raises even more awkward questions.  —  Suspended NBC Nightly News anchor …
Discussion: Hot Air, Taylor Marsh and Mediaite
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Brian Williams expected to stay at NBC
Kimberly Hefling / Politico:
Scott Walker's latest target: College professors  —  As Republican Gov. Scott Walker prepares to campaign for president as the man who tamed Wisconsin's unions, he's targeting tenure protections for professors at public colleges and universities.  —  Getty
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Scott Walker Forms ‘Testing the Waters’ Committee as He Nears Run
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
New York Times:
Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change  —  VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Thursday called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation and climate change, as his much-awaited papal encyclical blended …
Rand Paul / Wall Street Journal:
Blow Up the Tax Code and Start Over  —  Apply a 14.5% flat tax to personal income and to businesses.  Cut deductions.  Watch the economy roar.  —  Some of my fellow Republican candidates for the presidency have proposed plans to fix the tax system.  These proposals are a step in the right direction …
Priscilla Alvarez / National Journal:
Ben Carson Says He Wants to Seal the Border to Keep Out People ‘That Want to Bomb Us’  —  The presidential contender spoke at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' annual conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.  —  There is only one Republican presidential candidate …
Discussion: Progress Pond and Political Wire
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Hillary Clinton crafts defense on tenure at State Department  —  Hillary Clinton has started to formulate a strategy on one of the thorniest issues she will face on the campaign trail: her tenure as President Obama's secretary of State.  —  Republicans have ripped Clinton's reign …
Discussion: Hot Air, Politico and ABC News
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Hillary Clinton emails mentioning Benghazi kept from panel
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