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Suspected Charleston terrorist backed apartheid states — including the Confederacy

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Authorities have captured Dylann Storm Roof, the suspected terrorist in an attack on a black South Carolina church.

Federal authorities confirmed the 21-year-old was wanted in the Wednesday night shooting that left nine worshipers dead after a prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

The Eastover, South Carolina, man was arrested in late February in Columbia after security guards reported him dressed in all black and acting strangely at the Columbiana Mall.

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Officers said they found several strips of Suboxone, which is used to treat addiction to heroin and painkillers, on Roof after he consented to a search.

He was banned from the mall, but he was arrested April 26 for trespassing after returning there.

Roof was apprehended about 11 a.m. Thursday after a motorist spotted his black Hyundai Elantra, which displays a “Confederate States of America” license plate on the front bumper, while driving near Shelby, North Carolina.

Dylann Roof in front of his car (Facebook)

Dylann Roof in front of his car (Facebook)

An uncle said Roof received a gun from his father for a birthday present in April.

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“The more I look at him, the more I’m convinced that’s him,” his uncle, 56-year-old Carson Cowles, told Reuters.

Roof’s Facebook profile reveals little about him, but he is wearing a jacket with patches flags from the white rule-eras of South Africa and Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe.

He is friends with 89 people on the social network, about a third of whom are black.

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A high school friend told The Daily Beast that he recalled Roof as a heavy drug user.

“He used drugs heavily a lot,” said classmate John Mullins. “It obviously harder than marijuana. He was like a pill popper, from what I understood. Like Xanax, and stuff like that.”

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The classmate said Roof’s racism seemed unremarkable to him before he allegedly gunned down nine black people inside their church.

“I never heard him say anything, but just he had that kind of Southern pride, I guess some would say — strong conservative beliefs,” he said. “He made a lot of racist jokes, but you don’t really take them seriously like that. You don’t really think of it like that.”

A survivor said the gunman stood up and announced that he was there to shoot black people.

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“I have to do it,” the terrorist said, according to a survivor. “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country — and you have to go.”


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MSNBC’s Morning Joe busts Trump for tweeting out ‘vile’ attacks to distract from 100,000 coronavirus deaths

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough hammered President Donald Trump for tweeting out "vile" slurs and attacks to distract from his coronavirus failures.

The U.S. crossed 100,000 dead from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the president is accusing the "Morning Joe" host of murder, threatening executive action against social media companies and retweeting videos calling for the executions of Democrats.

"He's known that the 100,000 mark death milestone was coming," Scarborough said. "He has done whatever he could do, including something I know about very well, hurt a family in Florida, just because he wants to distract. He wants to have fights with cable news hosts, fights with Twitter. He wants the public to follow that because he doesn't want us talking about the fact that, back on Jan. 22, he told CNBC while he was in Davos that he wasn't worried at all, that this was just one person coming in from China, it would be fine. A month later, he said it was 15 people but it would soon be down to zero."

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All-GOP Texas Supreme Court — voting from home — rules fear of coronavirus no excuse to vote by mail

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The Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the new coronavirus does not qualify a voter to apply for a mail-in ballot.

In the latest twist in the legal fight over voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, the court agreed with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that the risk of contracting the virus alone does not meet the state's qualifications for voting by mail.

"We agree with the State that a voter's lack of immunity to COVID-19, without more, is not a 'disability' as defined by the Election Code," the court wrote.

Texas voters can qualify for mail-in ballots only if they are 65 years or older, have a disability or illness, will be out of the county during the election period, or are confined in jail. The Texas election code defines disability as a "sickness or physical condition" that prevents a voter from appearing in person without the risk of "injuring the voter's health."

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‘You lunatic!’ Trump sparks horror by promoting video that says ‘only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening promoted a video from the Cowboys for Trump Twitter account which began with the line, "I've come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat."

The video in question features Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin addressing an anti-lockdown rally in which he made bloodthirsty declarations about Democratic lawmakers.

"Thank you Cowboys," Trump wrote in response to the video. "See you in New Mexico!"

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