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Activist Removes Confederate Flag on SC Statehouse Grounds

An African-American woman removed the Confederate flag Saturday from a pole near the state capitol in South Carolina one day after U.S. President Barack Obama called it “a reminder of systemic oppression and racial subjugation.” The South Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the flag, long a symbol of Southern pride, was replaced within an hour and no further damage was caused. Following the removal of the flag, Brittany Newsome, 30, and James Ian Tyson, also...

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