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  1. The Confederate battle flag flies on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, where the state's governor and key politicians are now urging its removal in the wake of racist killings in Charleston.

    S.C. House Votes to Bring Down Confederate Flag

    Wave goodbye to Dixie. After arguing for 13 hours — tensions running high through the debate on a bill already approved by the state senate — South Carolina’s house of representatives voted 94-20 to pull down the Confederate flag. Republican Jenny Horne, a direct descendant of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, argued that to keep the flag would be insulting to those massacred in Charleston last month. Governor Nikki Haley is now expected to sign the bill into law, which would see the flag replaced with a different one used by southern troops during the U.S. Civil War.

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