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Obama to Deliver Eulogy for Slain Charleston Pastor

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The White House admitted Thursday that a January US operation against an Al Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage, along with an American member of the jihadist group. The White House identified the hostages killed in the operation against the border compound as US contractor Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto. (AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN)

President Barack Obama will go to Charleston, South Carolina, to deliver the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pickney, murdered along with eight other parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week, the White House announced.

Vice President Joe Biden will attend as well.

"On Friday, June 26th, the President and Vice President will travel to Charleston, South Carolina to attend the funeral services of Rev. Clementa Pinckney where President Obama will deliver the eulogy. Further details about the President’s travel to South Carolina will be made available in the coming days," said a statement from White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

Pinckney’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at TD Arena at the College of Charleston. Interment will follow at St. James AME Church of Marion, the Post and Courier newspaper reported.

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