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Calls To Remove Confederate Flag Challenge Southern Orthodoxy

Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic, says this week's calls to remove Confederate symbols mark the collapse of a stubborn Southern orthodoxy.
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The U.S. Capitol, No Stranger To Symbols Of The Confederacy

Why are there so many reminders of the Confederacy and its flag throughout the U.S. Capitol? Roll Call columnist David Hawkings explains.

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Charleston Stirs Memories Of Young Birmingham Bombing Victim

Decades before the deadly shootings at a South Carolina church, a church bombing killed four girls in Alabama. A friend of one of the girls describes the emotional scars both incidents have left.
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A Baltimore Civil Rights Icon Is Still Pushing To Help City's Young

Sixty years ago, Helena Hicks helped desegregate the city's lunch counters. In the wake of Freddie Gray's death, the 80-year-old has continued to advocate for Baltimore's poor, black residents.
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Lawmakers Put Brakes On Resolution To Ban Mississippi Flag From Capitol

The measure, proposed by Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, would authorize the removal of that state's flag on the House side of the Capitol complex.
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Off the Beaten Path: Sewall-Belmont House & Museum

The Sewall-Belmont House has stood for more than 200 years under the shadow of the Supreme Court building. Home to the National Woman's Party, it was once the headquarters for the fight for women's suffrage. Kojo chats with the executive director of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum about connecting audiences today with the history captured inside this national historic site.

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The Supreme Court Rules on King v. Burwell

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this morning that the federal government may continue to provide tax subsidies to lower income individual and families who signed up for health insurance on federally run health exchanges. Join us for an update on the decision and its implications

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A Toast To Butter Sculpture, The Art That Melts The Hearts Of The Masses

Once the province of nobles, food sculptures became the art of the people in America. Nowhere is this truer than the butter sculpture, a form that is at once familiar and impressive.
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The Confederate Flag: History And Modern-Day Connotations

A growing number of state and business leaders are pushing to remove the Confederate flag from public spaces and stores. A look at the history of the flag and its modern day connotations.

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Beyond The Battle Flag: Controversy Over Confederate Symbols Unfurls

Hundreds of Confederate memorials and markers dot the South and beyond. Even as far north as Missouri, two memorials have become flash points.

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