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Hundreds of people participate in a rally to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag outside the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., on Feb. 18, a month after flag supporters gathered there for their own event. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Reverence And Rage: Southerners Battle Over Relics Of The Confederacy

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After a gunman, motivated by racist ideas, killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., in June, some elected officials in the South have tried to remove the Confederate flag from public places. Some Southerners protest that the flag has a public role as a symbol of their heritage. Michael Reynolds/EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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Key West's Dueling Civil War Memorials Serve As Monuments To Tolerance

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An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway Patrol lowers the Confederate battle flag, removing it from the Capitol grounds on July 10. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Can The South Carolina GOP Get Rid Of Its Confederate Ghosts?

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Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who is running for president, speaks at the Urbandale Democrats' Flag Day celebration on June 14 in Urbandale, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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With her predecessors in the governor's office and others looking on, Gov. Nikki Haley signs into law a bill that removes the Confederate flag from the State House in Columbia. Richard Ellis/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Rep. Jenny Horne, a Republican who is part of Charleston's delegation to the Statehouse, gave a powerful speech about the Confederate flag Wednesday, calling it "a symbol of hate." ETV/CSPAN hide caption

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State Rep. John King, D-York, hugs a woman after the House approved a bill removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds early Thursday in Columbia, S.C. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Jalaludin Abdul-Hamid, a protester against the Confederate flag that flies outside the South Carolina Statehouse, speaks to a flag supporter Tuesday. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Confederate flag supporters gather at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia; the state's Senate voted Tuesday to take down the flag. The issue will now head to the House. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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The Confederate battle flag flies at the South Carolina State House in Columbia late last month. The state's Senate voted Monday to remove the flag; after one more vote on the bill, it will head to the House. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An American flag flies over the U.S. Supreme Court June 29, 2015 in Washington, D.C. This past term, the liberal position won in 19 of the 26 closely-divided ideological cases and eight out of 10 of the most important ones. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Liberal Minority Won Over Conservatives In Historic Supreme Court Term

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People celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Friday after its historic 5-4 decision on same-sex marriage. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Rulings, Confederate Flag, Mark Shift In Culture Wars

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