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Vets Pictures Sought in Indiana

A central Indiana man is on a mission to have a picture of every Hoosier hero killed in the Vietnam War. There are about 1,500 Hoosiers named in an online memorial called The Wall of Faces. However, about 65 veterans still do not have a picture. David Hine has created a Facebook page in an attempt to locate the missing pictures. A list of vetera... more

Mt. Soledad Cross Saved

The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association recently purchased land from the Department of Defense in order to preserve the 43-foot Mt. Soledad cross that was erected in 1954. In the past, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Jewish War Veterans sued to have the cross removed because they believe it infringes on their constitutional rights. Th... more

Confederate Flag Taken Down in South Carolina After 54 Years

An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol removes the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds in Columbia, S.C., Friday, July 10, 2015, ending its 54-year presence there. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — For the first time since the civil rights movement, the Confederate flag was removed entirely from the South Carolina Statehouse, in a swift ceremony Friday before thousands of people who cheered as the Civil War-era banner was lowered from a 30-foot flagpole. Many people believed the flag would fly indefinitely in this state,... more

South Carolina House Approves Removal of Confederate Flag

A Confederate battle flag flies in front of the South Carolina statehouse Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Columbia, S.C.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The South Carolina House approved taking down the Confederate flag from Capitol grounds early Thursday, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement. The move came after more than 13 hours of contentious debate... more

To Rename or Not? Institutions Reconsider Honors for Racists

This Feb. 2, 2007, file photo shows Calhoun College, one of the 12 residential colleges housing Yale undergraduates. There's push to strip the name of John C. Calhoun, a white supremacist, from the building at Yale University. Bob Child/AP

HARTFORD, Conn.  -- The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy. The June 17 slaying of nine black worshippers led to calls to curb displays of the Confederate flag ... more

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