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Google joins other major retailers in banning Confederate flag goods

Google Inc has become the latest online retailer to pull all products bearing the controversial Confederate flag from sale in the wake of last week's racially-motivated massacre at a historic black church in South Carolina.

Amazon, eBay, Wal-Mart and Sears have already announced their decision to ban sales of merchandise displaying the image of the flag, which many see as representing racism and slavery.

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Funeral announced for church pastor murdered in Charleston

Clementa Pinckney's funeral service will be held at the College of Charleston Credit: Reuters

The funeral of South Carolina state senator Clementa Pinckney, who was murdered in his own church in Charleston along with eight others, will be held on Friday.

A spokesman for Leevy's Funeral Home in Columbia confirmed the details to The State newspaper, AP reported.

The funeral is set for 11am at the College of Charleston for the senator who was pastor of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where the shootings took place.

Dylann Roof is charged with nine counts of murder in the death of Pinckney and the other victims.

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