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South Carolina Lawmakers to Debate Removal of Confederate Flag

Lawmakers in the southern U.S. state of South Carolina will begin debating whether to remove the Civil War-era Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol. The debate follows an appeal by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to remove it. Hundreds of people have held weekly demonstrations urging lawmakers to scrap the official public display of what the protesters call a symbol of racism and slavery. The young white gunman who admitted killing nine African-Americans inside...

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