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Parker: Waiting for Obama
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(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama’s appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral.) CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Even as hundreds formed a human heart in Marion Square near Mother Emanuel Church, retailers and city residents were a little nervous about President Obama’s arrival here Friday. I say: “It’s wonderful the way Charleston has come together.” They say: “Just hope it stays that way.”