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.
Ainissa Ramirez used to be an associate professor in materials science at Yale. Now she's taking her "science evangelism" out on the road.
Are people starting sentences with "so" more frequently than ever or are we just noticing it more?
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It has been called the new "um" or "like," but linguist Geoff Nunberg says starting sentences with "so" isn't a new trend. People have been doing it for years. We're just noticing it more now.
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Revelers take in the Robot Heart art-car sound system at the 2014 Burning Man festival.
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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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.
Seminole cowboys mark and brand a calf in the corral during roundup on Florida's Brighton reservation in 1950.
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Though it may sound like an oxymoron, Native Americans have been riding horses and roping cattle for centuries in the Sunshine State.
The casket of Ethel Lance is carried to a hearse following her funeral service on June 25. Lance was one of nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
The likelihood that any one of us would be caught up in a mass shooting is low. But anthropologist Barbara J. King asks: Is any one of us left unaffected by gun violence?
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a signed pledge during a news conference in Trump Tower on Thursday in New York.
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.
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.
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.
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.