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Confederate Flag Debate in US House Turns Raucous

As the southern U.S. state of South Carolina prepared to take the Confederate battle flag down from its capitol grounds, passionate debate over the flag issue unexpectedly erupted on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republican Representative Ken Calvert of California introduced an amendment to a spending bill Thursday that would have reversed an earlier House amendment banning the display of Confederate flags at federal cemeteries and the sale of the flags in national park...

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