BLACK CHURCH SET FIRE IN ELECTION VANDALISM
Police are treating the burning of a black church in Mississippi -- during which vandals spray-painted "Vote Trump" on an exterior wall -- as a hate crime, saying it amounts to an act of voter intimidation. A 911 call reporting the fire at Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville came in at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. Most of the damage to the 111-year-old church was to the sanctuary, pastor Carilyn Hudson said at a news conference. "We do believe that God will allow us to build another sanctuary in that same place," she said, though the extent of the damage was unclear.