The memorial service for the last of the nine victims of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church shootings in South Carolina was held on Tuesday afternoon in Charleston for Rev. Daniel Lee Simmons. Hundreds of mourners, including South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, packed another Charleston AME church, Greater St. Luke's, filing by an open casket which was later draped with the American flag.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country "creates or exacerbates" psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security.