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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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Former Home State Of Confederate Capital Confronts Awkward History

Across the South, images and symbols associated with the Confederacy are coming under new scrutiny — and no other state has more reminders of that era than Virginia, which housed the one-time capital of the Confederacy.
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A Good Read: A White Woman On 'Being An Excuse' For Deadly Racism

A new piece in The New Republic — written by a white woman — digs into how white femininity gets used as an excuse for white supremacy, with deadly consequences.
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Confederate Flag Merchandise Is Delicate Topic For Retailers

Some businesses are removing Confederate flag imagery following last week's fatal shootings at a S.C. black church. But not every business is handling the Confederate flag issue in the same way.
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Confederate Flag Debate Symbolizes Rapid Change In The South

NPR's Rachel Martin talks about southern history with William Ferris, associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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