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SC Confederate flag comes down

  The Confederate battle flag was lowered from a pole on the South Carolina statehouse grounds and taken away to a military museum by an honor guard of state troopers this morning. A crowd cheered and applauded as the pro-slavery banner came down. The flag was removed after 54 years and heated emotional debate about what is an emblem of Southern pride for some — a symbol of hatred and racism for others. It took the massacre of nine African Americans in a historic church in Charleston... Read More →

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Updated: Confederate flag to be removed from SC capitol grounds

  UPDATED: July 10, 2015 — South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed the bill removing the Confederate flag from the capitol, yesterday afternoon. The flag is set to be taken down this morning at 10 a.m.  CNN After 13 hours of debate and numerous amendments by supporters to keep the Confederate battle flag flying,  the South Carolina House voted overwhelmingly today to pass a bill  to take down that relic of the Confederacy. The vote was 94- 20.One of the most passionate and emotional Read More →

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