Thousands expected for Obama’s tribute to victims of Charleston church massacre

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WATCH ABOVE: A third funeral will take place in Charleston today — as the city continues to heal from last week’s church massacre. Don Champion reports from Charleston, South Carolina — where President Obama, first lady Michelle, and Vice President Joe Biden will join thousands of mourners and lawmakers at the funeral of the Reverend Clementa Pinckney.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Thousands of mourners began lining up outside a large arena Friday where an overflow crowd was expected for the funeral of one of the victims of a deadly shooting at an African-American church. President Barack Obama was scheduled to deliver a eulogy.

Obama was to pay tribute to the Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight parishioners of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church who were slain at the church during a Bible study session last week in what authorities are investigating as a racially motivated attack.

Friday’s service for Pinckney, who was…

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Thousands expected for Obama’s tribute to victims of Charleston church massacre

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