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Boroughs sworn in as South Carolina's top federal prosecutor

Jul. 26, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Adair Ford Boroughs, a Columbia attorney and former Democratic congressional candidate, took over as South Carolina's top federal prosecutor on Tuesday. Boroughs was sworn in by U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel, for whom she previously served as a clerk. As...

Today in History: July 22, Senate rejects court-packing plan

Jul. 22, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2022. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 22, 1937, the U.S. Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to add more justices to the...

Chapel where Pinckney preached now tells Black church story

Jun. 18, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) — A tiny church in Port Royal — where former state senator and pastor Clementa Pinckney once preached —has been restored and reopened as a public interpretive center that highlights the town’s role in the nation’s history and Pinckney’s story as well. ...

Today in History: June 17, South Carolina church shooting

Jun. 17, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 17, the 168th day of 2022. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 2015, nine people were shot to death in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South...

Shootings expose divisions on gun issue in faith communities

Jun. 04, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

After a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, several pastors around the country challenged their conservative counterparts with this question: Are you pro-life if you are pro-gun? One of those faith leaders is the Rev. Steven...

22 mass shootings. 374 dead. Here's where the guns came from

May. 27, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

The suspects in the shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket were both just 18, authorities say, when they bought the weapons used in the attacks — too young to legally purchase alcohol or cigarettes, but old enough to arm themselves with assault-style...

Handling of Buffalo suspect spurs talk of uneven restraint

May. 20, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When police confronted the white man suspected of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket, he was the very poster boy for armed and dangerous, carrying an AR-15-style rifle and cloaked in body armor and hatred. Yet officers talked to Payton Gendron,...

In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says 'evil will not win'

May. 17, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo’s grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white supremacy. He said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who...

Buffalo shooting latest example of targeted racial violence

May. 16, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

Black people going about their daily lives — then dying in a hail of bullets fired by a white man who targeted them because of their skin color. Substitute a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, with a church in South Carolina, and Malcolm Graham knows the pain and grief the families...