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By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A friend of the suspected gunman accused of slaying nine black parishioners in a 2015 attack on a South Carolina church pleaded guilty in a federal court on Friday to lying to investigators and concealing knowledge of the crime. Joseph Meek, 21, had agreed in a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to withholding information about a crime and making false statements to authorities investigating the massacre in Charleston, according to court documents filed this week. Under the agreement, Meek could be called to testify against his childhood friend, Dylann Roof, 22, who has been accused of opening fire during a June 17 Bible class at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church.
An independent review into allegations of bullying and discrimination at British Cycling sparked by the conduct of former technical director Shane Sutton won't report until after this year's Rio Olympics, officials said Friday. In a joint statement, British Cycling and UK Sport, the national funding agency, said Annamarie Phelps, the chairman of British Rowing, would lead the review. British cycling was plunged into chaos when Sutton quit on Wednesday -- just 100 days before the start of the Rio Olympics.