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FILE - In this June 21, 2015, file photo, Rev. Norvel Goff prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of Pinckney and eight others in Charleston, S.C. Some family members of those killed in the church shooting have said they forgive the man who's been charged. But others in the African-American community say offering forgiveness so quickly may not be the best idea. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool, File)

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FILE - In this June 21, 2015, file photo, Rev. Norvel Goff prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of Pinckney and eight others in Charleston, S.C. Some family members of those killed in the church shooting have said they forgive the man who's been charged. But others in the African-American community say offering forgiveness so quickly may not be the best idea. (AP Photo/David Goldman, Pool, File)

Forgiveness of Charleston shooter prompts discussion about whether that's best for community

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church's members, including the pastor.

A churchgoer ...

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