The actor died of acute drug intoxication New York City’s medical examiner said on Friday.
The California congresswoman is one of the most prominent Black figures in U.S. politics.
“It is baffling and disappointing that President Biden himself has not clearly and forcefully spoken out," said former Cabinet member Julián Castro.
Prosecutors say Roof was properly convicted and sentenced for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black congregation.
The jury could start deliberating as early as Friday afternoon, wrapping up the R&B singer's six-week criminal sexual abuse trial.
The former Minneapolis police officer, who was sentenced to 22 1/2 years, claims the judge abused his discretion or erred during several key points in the case.
The "Good Morning America" anchor joined "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon for the hijinks at the Madame Tussauds museum in New York.
The 25-year-old's disappearance has been highlighted as the type of case that gets less attention than those of missing white women.
Former state trooper Jacob Brown was charged with a civil rights violation for beating a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight.
As temperatures continue to rise, so too are feelings of anxiety, depression and despair about our planet’s future.