"On that summer evening, Dylann Roof found his targets -- African-Americans engaged in worship," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.
While the church-shooting suspect apparently traveled to and from Charleston alone, others may have had knowledge of his alleged plans, according to a report.
In a eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday, President Obama addressed Charleston church killer Dylann Roof, praised the black church's history and denounced gun violence.
Native American activists and supporters hope the controversy over the Confederate flag spurs a larger debate about derogatory symbols.
The ban removes Civil War games like “Ultimate General: Gettysburg” and the Hunted Cow “Civil War” games.
Services for the nine black victims who died in last week’s shooting by a white gunman begin Wednesday.
Dylan Roof, 21, was taken into custody peacefully the morning after the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church.
Paul Fromm, who has been described as a “neo-Nazi,” was inspired by the writings of former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who is credited with reigniting the conservative movement.
"We work together, but then after 9-5, we go our own ways," a local pastor said.
China is the world's largest manufacturer of Confederate flags — but not everyone in the country has heard about the U.S. debate.
A poll found that most lawmakers in the state were silent on the issue of the flag's removal from the Capitol grounds, but those who spoke out largely favored the move.
This represents a reversal by Republican presidential contender Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has said the flag is "part of who we are."
"As tragic as this is, hopefully their lives weren't taken in vain," said one man honoring the victims of Wednesday's attack.
The pastor of an African Methodist Episcopal Church in New York's Harlem told congregants the church was born out of the black community's need for justice in a racist society.
“He pointed the gun at his head and pulled the trigger, but it went ‘click.' "
Charleston's historic Mother Emanuel church, the scene of a mass shooting leading to nine deaths this week, will reopen for services Sunday.
Dylann Roof, the alleged mass murderer who killed nine in Charleston, South Carolina, was inspired by a variety of widespread racist fictions.
In rural South Carolina, locals who raise the Confederate flag deny the ugly side of Southern heritage and history.
"They think we're all like that young man, waving the Confederate flag with hate and racism."
Experts say the manifesto purportedly created by accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof points to a lone wolf mentality, uncommon but terribly deadly.