Biggest News Stories, Friday June 19, 2015
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—In Charleston, the 21-year-old man suspected of shooting nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church this week is expected to make an appearance in court—and will likely face the death penalty. (New York Times (opens in new tab)) NRA board member Charles Cotton blamed the pastor, mind-blowingly, for the shooting. (Esquire (opens in new tab)) Meanwhile, President Obama seems more resolved to pass gun restriction laws before his time in office ends. (New York Times (opens in new tab)) Oh, and Jon Stewart decided not to do any jokes during his segment on Charleston last night. (The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab))

—That shocking, impressive, painfully-long nude walk of shame (opens in new tab) Lena Headey bucked up to get buck-naked for? A body double. (Marie Claire (opens in new tab))

—The trailer for Malala Yousafzai's new documentary He Named Me Malala is here, will move you to tears. (Marie Claire (opens in new tab))

—After losing her gender discrimination lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, Ellen Pao has been ordered to pay $276,000 in legal fees. (USA Today (opens in new tab))

Ellen Pao

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—Brian Williams is officially being replaced by Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News, and on the Today Show he told Matt Lauer the whole thing has "been torture." (Esquire (opens in new tab))

—Vital office supplies update: Office Depot and Staples are in talks for a $6.3 billion merger. (Miami Herald (opens in new tab))

—Pixar's much-hyped new movie Inside Out opens at the box office today. (Variety (opens in new tab))

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