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The Washington National Cathedral has chosen contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall, renowned for his wide-ranging works depicting African-American life, to design new stained-glass windows with themes of racial justice. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Matthew Shepard on the phone, circa 1995. 23 years after this photograph was taken, Shepard's parents say they're "proud and relieved to have a final resting place for Matthew's ashes." Matthew Shepard Foundation hide caption

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Matthew Shepard Foundation

The Washington National Cathedral decided to remove the Confederate battle flag from its windows last year. Its leaders decided this week to take down stained-glass windows portraying Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Courtesy of The National Cathedral hide caption

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