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Obama Describes Pastor Clementa Pinckney as 'A Man of God Who Lived by Faith' in Impassioned Eulogy at Charleston Funeral (Video)

Thousands of mourners gathered in Charleston, South Carolina, on Friday for the funeral of Democratic State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, pastor of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, as President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned eulogy for the respected leader he remembered as "a man of God who lived by faith."

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Is Plastic Surgery a Sin? Doctor Argues 'Jesus Performed Plastic Surgery'

Cosmetic surgery procedures are on the rise across the United States, with an estimated 15.6 million procedures in 2014, a 3 percent increase from the previous year. While it remains unknown what percentage of Christians make up the millions undergoing these vanity procedures each year, believers who've suffered from botched surgeries are now declaring the practice sinful, but not everyone agrees.

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Dylan Roof Confesses He Almost Did Not Follow Through With Massacre 'Because Everyone Was So Nice;' Victims' Families Offer Forgiveness

Lone gunman Dylan Roof, 21, who shot and killed nine Christians during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston Wednesday, purportedly boasted to friends about his plans to "kill a bunch of people," but later confessed to police he "almost didn't go through with it because everyone was so nice to him."

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Charleston Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof Captured; Pastor, State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, Remembered for Commitment to Faith

The pastor of a South Carolina church who was gunned down during a shooting massacre Wednesday night is being remembered by loved ones and colleagues for his commitment to faith and his dedication to spreading the Gospel. The shooting suspect has been identified by police as 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof of the Columbia area and reports claim he's now in police custody.

'Small Miracle:' Cal State Re-Recognizes InterVarsity as Official Student Group After Stripping Ministry's Recognition for Requiring Leaders to Be Christian

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After being officially de-recognized by America's largest university system because it required its student leaders to be professing Christians, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is once again a recognized student group in the California State University system after conversations between the two sides has led to a mutual "understanding."