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Five people pose for a photo with music instruments.

Ranky Tanky honors Gullah culture with Grammy-nominated album

The World's Marco Werman speaks with Kevin Hamilton and Clay Ross from Gullah music ensemble "Ranky Tanky."

Ranky Tanky honors Gullah culture with Grammy-nominated album
A palm tree among wreckage

‘Everything is gone:’ Bahamians struggle in Dorian’s devastating wake

‘Everything is gone:’ Bahamians struggle in Dorian’s devastating wake
A bishop sprinkles holy water on a coffin covered in the Polish flag

Was this Polish American war hero intersex?

Was this Polish American war hero intersex?
Growing high tides have turned this photo — taken from Pompano Beach, Florida, after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 — into a regular occurrence along the U.S. coastlines.

New report forecasts a troubling picture of rising tides, frequent flooding on coasts

New report forecasts a troubling picture of rising tides, frequent flooding on coasts
The West Virginia State Capitol building in Charleston sits on the Kanawha River, which is fed in part by the Elk River — the main water supply for nearly 300,000 of the state's residents.

Documentary uncovers contaminated truths behind water crisis in West Virginia, other locations

Documentary uncovers contaminated truths behind water crisis in West Virginia, other locations
Items left at a memorial at the Armed Forces Career Center are seen in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

How do we define domestic terrorism? The legal meaning of a loaded term.

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?

How do we define domestic terrorism? The legal meaning of a loaded term.
Dylann Roof at his bond hearing

America has no monopoly on racism, it's just 'more lethal'

After the Charleston shootings, gun control remains the "gigantic elephant in the room," says journalist Gary Younge. FBI data show that African Americans are targeted 16 times more often than whites for hate crimes.

America has no monopoly on racism, it's just 'more lethal'
A man reacts while talking to police officer near the scene of shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

A call to prayer, a crime of hate, symbols of evil — and donations to a violated house of worship

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.

A call to prayer, a crime of hate, symbols of evil — and donations to a violated house of worship

Cruise Ship Docks May Be Good for Business, but Some Charleston Residents Want Them Gone

Cruise Ship Docks May Be Good for Business, but Some Charleston Residents Want Them Gone

The Civil Rights Movement Comes of Age

The Civil Rights Movement Comes of Age
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Charleston Remembers the War

We know that the North and South remember the Civil War differently. Studio 360's Kerrie Hillman traveled to where the shooting started – Charleston, South Carolina – to see how history lives on for people there.

Charleston Remembers the War

Your Take: Hearings On American Muslim Radicalization

Your Take: Hearings On American Muslim Radicalization
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Southern groups celebrate Civil War's 150-year anniversary

Celebrating the Civil War may not sound like a joyful party, and its far from politically correct. Yet some groups in the South are planning to mark the 150th anniversary of the Confederacy's secession from the United States by doing exactly that.

Southern groups celebrate Civil War's 150-year anniversary