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CHARLESTON SHOOTING-CONFEDERATE FLAG

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) -- Crowds of protesters and two prominent Republicans call for removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of South Carolina Statehouse following a massacre by a white gunman at a historically black church. AP Photos.

CHARLESTON SHOOTING

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) -- Parishioners are let into the bullet-scarred Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church, getting a first-hand glimpse of the room where nine people from their congregation were slain. By Jeffrey Collins and Emily Masters. AP Photos.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-DRUG SEIZURE

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they have arrested 10 people and seized 320 kilograms (700 pounds) of cocaine.

OBAMA

RANCHO MIRAGE, California -- President Barack Obama is spending this Father's Day golfing in California with his high school buddies, while his wife and daughters are on a European tour. By Nedra Pickler.

MEXICO-RUSSIANS SLAIN

TIJUANA, Mexico -- State authorities in Mexico say they have arrested a 19-year-old woman who confessed to killing and mutilating her sister and her Russian-born mother.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CLINTON

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton issues an emotional plea following the South Carolina church shooting, calling for "common-sense" gun control reforms and a national reckoning with the persistent problem of "institutional racism." By Lisa Lerer.

HAITI-ELECTIONS

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti's electoral council has eliminated two more people from the list of presidential candidates, but voters will still have lots of choices: 56 people tentatively remain on the ballot.

BUSINESS & FINANCE:

SMITHSONIAN-BUSINESS HISTORY

WASHINGTON -- A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney's cotton gin and Thomas Edison's light bulb to the early Google servers and Apple's iPhone have been brought together to tell a broad story of American business history for the first time at the Smithsonian Institution. By Brett Zongker. AP Photos.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

RICHARD LINKLATER-FIRE

CUBA-AMERICANS AND BIENNIAL

HAVANA -- The Havana Biennial art exposition has been held 12 times since the 1980s. But this is the first since U.S. efforts to improve relations with Cuba began six months ago, allowing an unusually large contingent of American visitors. By Beth J. Harpaz. AP photos.

AUSTIN, Texas -- "Boyhood" director Richard Linklater again has lost in a lawsuit against his insurance company over what he says was $500,000 in property and film memorabilia destroyed by Texas wildfires in 2011. AP Photos.


Updated : 2021-09-17 00:33 GMT+08:00