Roof has been charged with murdering nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina in June. Roof also faces federal hate crime charges.
A woman carrying a child stands outside a train with migrants that was stopped in Bicske, Hungary, on Thursday.
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Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the refugees flooding a train station in Budapest are really Germany's problem, because that's where most of them want to go.
A Turkish paramilitary police officer carries the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, found washed ashore near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday. The boats carrying the boy's family to the Greek island of Kos capsized. His 5-year-old brother and mother also lost their lives.
A photo of a drowned Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach sparked anguish and outrage over handling of the world's migration crisis.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies on Aug. 29 in Nashville.
The billionaire businessman signed the RNC's loyalty pledge Thursday, promising he won't run as an independent. But there's still no guarantee he'll abide by it.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse on Tuesday.
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A federal judge found Kim Davis in contempt of court and ordered her to be taken into custody "until she complies" with a court order. She had refused to issue marriage licenses in protest of same-sex marriage.
BEFORE: In this photo provided by the RSPCA/Australian Capital Territory, Chris the sheep is prepared to be shorn in Canberra, Australia.
A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing — 89 pounds, 3 ounces of wool was cut away. The sheep's weight reportedly dropped by half.
Ainissa Ramirez used to be an associate professor in materials science at Yale. Now she's taking her "science evangelism" out on the road.
President Obama got more than he bargained for Wednesday during a stop in Dillingham, Ala.
The president got more than he bargained for during what was supposed to be a routine photo op at a fishing village in Alaska.
New England Patriots' Tom Brady warms up before a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on Aug. 28.
At issue was whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had the authority to suspend the New England Patriots quarterback.
Hoping to improve campus diversity, George Washington University recently joined other schools that no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. But does ditching the tests actually help?
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Rep. Elijah Cummings (second from right), the ranking member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said it's "certainly understandable" that Bryan Pagliano would be advised not to appear before the committee.
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The Select Committee on Benghazi had asked Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department employee, to field questions next week. His lawyer has declined.
Zen Cho's new novel is a charming, character-driven romance, set in a magic-ridden Regency England — but there are serious questions of race and class underpinning the light-hearted action.
A woman looks on at the U.S. Capitol in 2013 after the last government shutdown. Congress has made no progress toward avoiding a government shutdown when it will run out of funding Sept. 30.
President Obama may have secured enough votes to keep his Iran deal intact, but potential problems loom for Congress on the debt ceiling, highway funding and a possible government shutdown.
Military vehicles carrying Wing Loong, a Chinese made medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle, drive past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War II defeat in Beijing on Thursday.
More than 12,000 precision-drilled soldiers, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft filed through Tiananmen Square to mark 70 years since Japan's defeat at the end of World War II.
Low's new album, Ones And Sixes, comes out Sept. 11.
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Intimacy, unease and aggression coexist in bracing, beautiful ways throughout Ones And Sixes, which feels as intimate as a whisper over pillows and as obtuse as transmissions from a faraway satellite.
Guatemala's former President Otto Pérez Molina gives a press conference at the Interior Ministry in Guatemala City.
Prosecutors charge that Pérez Molina was involved in a scheme that gave businesspeople breaks on import tariffs in exchange for bribes. Congress voted Wednesday to lift his immunity.
In a previously unreleased letter, Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan told the Department of Health and Human Services to devise an action plan for reducing wasteful Medicare and Medicaid payments.
Improper payments by Medicare and Medicaid are wasting billions of dollars a year, the budget director said. He called for urgent corrective action in a letter that is now public.
Max Richter has written SLEEP, an eight-hour lullaby for our fast-paced lives.
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If counting sheep isn't working, British composer Max Richter's latest piece might. Sleep is eight hours long and designed to help listeners get some shut-eye.
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Donald Trump and Jeb Bush were polite to one another at the first GOP debate. But it's been gloves off since then, especially on Instagram, a social media outlet not known for its vitriol.
The Donald Trump-Jeb Bush feud has spilled over into Instagram, which was one of the tamer social media outlets. Not anymore.
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Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Franzen weaves together a cavalcade of stories and characters in his latest novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that despite its breadth, Purity fails to "emotionally move the reader."