The flagpole on the grounds of the Columbia Capitol building briefly stood unadorned Saturday after an activist climbed it and removed the Confederate flag.
By Gwen Ifill
If there is one question I get every time I speak to young, aspiring journalists, it is this: How do you keep your opinion/bias/emotion out of the story you’re covering? My answer has been pretty straightforward: Keep an open mind,…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, public viewing began for the open coffin of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the state senator killed in a church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Also, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered several flags removed from the state…
By Laura Santhanam
Alabama removed the Confederate battle flag from a Confederate memorial on the statehouse grounds Wednesday.
By PBS NewsHour
As more politicians and governments call for the removal of the Confederate flag from public life, and retailers like Amazon and Walmart bar the sale of flag memorabilia, Judy Woodruff talks to Jack Hunter of Rare.us, author Isabel Wilkerson and…
Major retailers Wal-Mart and Sears announced that they will no longer sell Confederate battle flag merchandise in their stores, but a spike in online sales on Amazon suggests that some people are turning elsewhere to buy the controversial emblem.
By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
In South Carolina, a state law governs the Confederate flag on the State House grounds -- a flag that has become the source of increasing criticism after the murders last week of nine people in a historic black church, apparently…
With the racially-motivated shooting at Charleston’s Emmanuel AME Church Wednesday, some prominent South Carolina politicians, including Gov. Nikki Haley, are saying it is time to take down the Confederate flag from the state house. Susan Page of USA Today and…
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
Republican Mike Huckabee and other GOP presidential contenders are staying clear of the Confederate flag debate in South Carolina, saying it's an issue that should be decided by the state, not the federal government.
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