A month after a white supremacist allegedly murdered nine black church-goers in Charleston, South Carolina, the Justice Department has declined to characterize the shooting as an act of terrorism. And many are asking why?
The killer prayed with worshipers for an hour before brandishing weapons and killing them. Social media wondered how South Carolina could keep the Confederate flag flying high outside its statehouse after US, state flags lowered to half-staff in respect.
Sweltering temperatures in June capped off a year of record-breaking temperatures across the United States. Whether the trend is an anomaly or the new normal is something scientists are still trying to figure out.