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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Republican Donald Trump says he isn't "flip-flopping" on his hard-line approach to immigration. Trump said today that he would be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. He has previously pushed for mass deportation. A campaign official says a Trump speech on immigration set for Thursday has been postponed. There's no explanation for the delay.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers in Charleston "self-radicalized" in the months before the shootings and grew more entrenched in his beliefs in white supremacy. The information is from court filings for Dylann Roof's federal death penalty trial set for later this year. Roof is charged in the June 2015 deaths of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a North Carolina man accused of fatally shooting a young black man leaving a neighbor's house party. Local media outlets report that Chad Copley was indicted today on murder charges in the Aug. 7 death of 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Thomas. Copley, who is white, told a 911 dispatcher that there "hoodlums" in his neighborhood and that he "fired a warning shot."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has denied a last-minute attempt by professors to block a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. Three professors claimed in a lawsuit that guns in classrooms could be dangerous when discussions wade into politically charged topics. The ruling comes two days before the fall semester begins at the University of Texas at Austin. Officials there led the fight against the new campus gun law.
SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) — A growing wildfire in central California has charred nearly 50 square miles. Nearly 1,900 structures have been threatened by a blaze in coastal San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties, where more than 2,400 people were given evacuation orders. Meanwhile, a 58-square-mile fire east of Los Angeles that destroyed 105 homes is almost entirely contained and all evacuation orders are lifted.
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