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  1. Anti-Confederate Flag protesters sit on the steps of South Carolina's statehouse as legislators vote to allow a debate on removing it from the Capitol grounds.

    Confederate Flag Taken Down in S.C.

    Dozens waited outside barricades to watch the historic moment: The Confederate flag being permanently lowered from the grounds of the statehouse for the first time in 50 years. After decades of defense from state politicians, the tide turned against the flag after a white supremacist massacred nine people — with a gun he shouldn’t legally have been able to buy — in a Charleston church. The battle against the flag now turns to Louisiana, where legislators are discussing the fate of multiple Confederate memorials that they worry glorify racist leaders and events.

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