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Charleston Shooting Reignites Flag Controversy

The shooting in a Charleston, South Carolina church that killed nine people has revived a controversy … over a flag. The flag of the short-lived Confederate States of America – the group of southern states that seceded during the U.S. Civil War – is still flying in front of the South Carolina Capitol building. To those who think the flag should come down permanently, it is symbol of slavery and connotes racism. To proponents, the flag symbolizes the Southern way of life. On Friday,...

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