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Confederate Emblem to Stay on Mississippi State Flag

An effort to erase the Confederate battle emblem from Mississippi’s flag has failed because sponsors didn’t collect enough signatures to put an initiative on the 2018 ballot. The petition drive started in response to the June 2015 slayings of nine black worshippers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, and was part of a movement across the South to rethink the public display of Confederate images. It ended Friday when sponsors missed a one-year deadline to gather signatures from...

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