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Charleston shooting took place at one of oldest black churches

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The slayings of nine people in Charleston wrote a grim new chapter into the history of one of the oldest black churches in the South. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is often referred to as “Mother Emanuel.” Its pastor, The Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, was one of those killed in Wednesday night’s shooting. Pinckney also was a member of the South Carolina Senate, where he had served since 2001. The Ridgeland resident was first elected to the South Carolina House…

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