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FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, a group of women pray at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. One big change happened in conservative South Carolina after a racist gunman killed nine black people during a Bible study five years ago, the Confederate flag came down. But since then, hundreds of other monuments and buildings named for Civil War figures, virulent racists and even a gynecologist who did painful, disfiguring medical experiments on African American women remain. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
5 Years After Charleston Church Shooting, SC Republicans Still Protecting Racist Monuments

In 2015, Dylann Roof killed nine worshippers at Mother Emanuel AME church, sparing one woman's life so she could tell everyone he wanted to start a race war. He was sentenced to death and remains in federal prison.

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Dominique Fells and Riah Milton: The Latest Victims in the ‘Epidemic of Violence’ Facing Trans People

Fells and Milton’s deaths represent at least the 13th and 14th violent killings of transgender or gender non-conforming people in the United States in 2020, according to the Human Rights campaign.