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Accused SC Church Shooter Competent to Stand Trial: Judge

Jury selection is set to begin Nov. 28

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    Accused SC Church Shooter Competent to Stand Trial: Judge
    This June 18, 2015, file photo, provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Dylann Roof, the man charged in the massacre of nine parishioners at a Charleston church.

    A judge has ruled that Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial for the killing of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church.

    Judge Richard Gergel made the ruling Friday after a two-day hearing behind closed doors earlier this week. The hearing was needed after Roof's attorneys questioned earlier this month whether he could help them on the eve of jury selection in his death penalty trial.

    Gergel says jury selection will begin Monday.

    Gergel sealed his reasons for finding Roof competent, saying that information could keep him from having a fair trial.

    Man Hit By Bus, Flung Across Sidewalk Walks Away

    [NATL] Man Hit By Bus, Flung Across Sidewalk Walks Away

    A bus in Reading, England, swerved around a corner and hit a pedestrian on June 24, sending the man sliding across the pavement. The man stood up and walked into the Purple Turtle pub without major injuries.

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    The 22-year-old white man is charged in federal court with hate crime, obstruction of religion and other counts for the deadly June 2015 attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.