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Mourners left flowers and other mementos in front of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the days following the June 17, 2015, mass shooting. Nine worshippers were gunned down during Bible study in what authorities say was a racially motivated attack on the historic black church. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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While Grieving Continues, Church Shooting Was Charleston's Call To Action

It's been nearly a year since a gunman killed nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. The attack shocked the community and exposed lingering racial tension.

Mourners left flowers and other mementos in front of Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the days following the June 17, 2015, mass shooting. Nine worshippers were gunned down during Bible study in what authorities say was a racially motivated attack on the historic black church. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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While Grieving Continues, Church Shooting Was Charleston's Call To Action

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China's President Xi Jinping, left, speaks from the stage with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, center, during the opening ceremony of the 8th U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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In U.S.-China Talks, The Metaphors Flow Freely

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