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Texas License Plate Reignites Old Tensions

The flag of the losing side of the U.S. Civil War -- a symbol that many Americans consider racist -- is at the heart of a complex free speech case that opened Monday at the Supreme Court. A group known as Sons of Confederate Veterans wanted the old flag of the Confederacy -- a blue X containing stars on a red field -- to be an optional logo on motor vehicle license plates in Texas. Many U.S. states allow motorists to add images and slogans that express deeply held views. And they bring...

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