Arsonists strike predominantly black churches across southern U.S.
- Four churches were burned in the last week in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with at least three suspected to be the result of arson.
- Investigators have not ruled any of them as being a hate crime yet, although investigations are ongoing.
- The fires have occurred less than a week after the massacre at the historic black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine dead.
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