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Alabama Governor Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley ordered the Confederate flag taken down from outside his state’s capitol Wednesday after last week's South Carolina church shooting of nine African-Americans renewed the controversy over the Civil War symbol. Bentley called the presence of the controversial flag a distraction from major issues. He said lowering it was "the right thing to do." The South Carolina Legislature will debate taking down the flag from statehouse grounds after...

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