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Charleston shootings: Obama condemns ‘blight’ of racism in US

President Barack Obama has condemned what he’s described as the “blight” of racism in the US.

It came as Dylann Roof, the Charleston church shootings suspect, made his first court appearance. He is accused of murdering nine people, all of them black.

Obama said racism continues in the US, “betraying” ideals and “tearing” apart democracy.

“The apparent motivations of the shooter remind us that racism remains a blight that we have to combat together,” said Obama.

“We have made great progress, …
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