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Senator Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, who has emerged as her leading rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, is gaining ground in the Hawkeye State, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.
The survey of likely Democratic caucusgoers showed Mrs. Clinton leading Mr. Sanders by a margin of 52 percent to 33 percent. While that remains a commanding lead, it is much narrower than a May poll that showed her with 60 percent support and him with 15 percent.
Relatives of the Charleston church shooting victims gave emotional statements during Dylann Roof’s initial court appearance Friday, some of them breaking into sobs as one after another they told the man suspected of killing their loved ones that they forgive him.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The 21-year-old man suspected of killing nine people Wednesday night in one of the South’s most historic black churches was scheduled to appear in court on Friday as this grief-stricken city grappled for another day with the trauma of a shooting rampage.
The suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, a white man who returned to Charleston under heavy guard on Thursday night after his arrest in North Carolina, was expected to go before a judge on Friday afternoon for a bond hearing, where he will hear the charges against him.
Mr. Roof, who friends said had a recent history of expressing racist opinions, is widely expected to be prosecuted for murder, an offense that can carry the death penalty in this state.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, including the pastor, in an assault authorities described as a hate crime.
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa officials say it was a mistake for school mascot, Herky, to appear at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s Roast and Ride, a June 6 fundraiser featuring Republican presidential candidates.
“The Spirit Squad did not understand this was a partisan event,” said UI Spokeswoman Jeneane Beck. “It was a mistake. We’ll need to look at these things more carefully in the future.”