Dylann Roof

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A tattered US flag flies on an old tractor in a farm field outside Sutherland Springs, near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Across the empty fields of southern Texas, the silence hung heavy in the air. The tiny community of Sutherland Springs was thrown into chaos last week(...)

A Confederate flag held by a Cork supporter after the hurling All-Ireland quarter-final in 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Cork GAA officers have condemned the practice by a small number of Cork supporters of flying the Confederate flag at Cork GAA matches. The officers h(...)

Heather Heyer (32) regularly drew attention to cases of police malpractice and racism, as well as posting her support for Bernie Sanders in his presidential campaign

US president Donald Trump faced widespread criticism for failing to specifically condemn white supremacists after a far-right rally turned violent in (...)

Frank Pasquale: “Facebook and Google are effectively the regulators but acting in ways without public accountability”

Many of the early, optimistic assumptions about how the internet would create a public sphere with greater openness, transparency and accuracy have be(...)

Bus Éireann vehicles at Busaras Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Bus Éireann may be forced to close Expressway Closing down Bus Éireann’s Expressway network of intercity services may ultimately be the only viable o(...)

Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death for killing nine black church members, becoming the first American to get the death penalty for federal hate crimes. File photograph: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office/New York Times

White supremacist Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death for killing nine black church members, becoming the first American to get the death penalty (...)

Dylann Roof has been  found guilty of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church in Charleston, in the US. Photograph: Jason Miczek/Reuters

A jury on Thursday found self-avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof guilty of federal hate crimes resulting in the deaths of nine black parishioners at(...)

‘I went to that church in Charleston, and, you know, I did it,’ Dylann Roof told two FBI officials in June. File photograph:  Jason Miczek/Reuters

In an interview last year with FBI agents, Dylann Roof admitted to opening fire at a prominent black church in Charleston “because somebody had to do(...)

Dylann Roof (C) is accused of opening fire on June 17th, 2015, during Bible study at Charleston’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in a massacre that killed nine people. Photograph: AP Photo/Chuck Burton

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church (...)

Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open in September 2016. Photograph: Simon Carswell

When the White House said, following the latest mass shooting in the United States, that president Barack Obama believed the Confederate flag “belongs(...)

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