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FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, City of Tupelo Community Outreach Coordinator Marcus Gary takes down the Mississippi state flag that flew over the City Hall of Tupelo one last time Monday, June 29, 2020. Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP, File)

Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War

Jun. 30, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Long a symbol of pride to some and hatred to others, the Confederate battle flag is losing its place of official prominence 155 years after rebellious Southern states lost a war to perpetuate slavery. Mississippi's Republican governor on Tuesday signed legislation to remove the...

A statue of former U.S. vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun is raised by crews after its removal from a 100-foot-tall monument on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C.(AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

SC attorney general: Monument protection law constitutional

Jun. 25, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top lawyer thinks the state law protecting historic monuments from being torn down or altered without a legislative vote is constitutional. But the attorney general opinion released Thursday said an additional requirement that the General Assembly must give a...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

The statue of former U.S. vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun hovers above its monument after contractors completed a 17-hour removal process on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Slavery advocate's statue removed in South Carolina

Jun. 24, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The historic South Carolina city of Charleston removed a symbol of its legacy on Wednesday, after crews labored night and day to take away a statue honoring John C. Calhoun, an early U.S. vice president whose zealous defense of slavery led the nation toward civil war. But the...

Charleston, South Carolina, has removed its statue of early US vice president John C. Calhoun, a fierce slavery advocate

Jun. 24, 2020 5:06 PM EDT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston, South Carolina, has removed its statue of early US vice president John C. Calhoun, a fierce slavery advocate.

Crews begin process of removing statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from Charleston, South Carolina, square.

Jun. 24, 2020 12:53 AM EDT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Crews begin process of removing statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from Charleston, South Carolina, square.
A 100-foot monument to former U.S. vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun towers over a downtown square Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. Officials in Charleston voted unanimously Tuesday to remove the statue from a downtown square, the latest in a wave of actions arising from protests against racism and police brutality against African Americans. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Charleston votes to remove statue of slavery advocate

Jun. 23, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in the historic South Carolina city of Charleston voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a statue of former vice president and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a downtown square, the latest in a wave of actions arising from protests against racism and police brutality...

City Council votes to remove statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from Charleston, South Carolina, square.

Jun. 23, 2020 6:54 PM EDT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — City Council votes to remove statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from Charleston, South Carolina, square.
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Madison Keys celebrates after defeating Carla Suarez Navarro, of Spain, in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Keys has not played a real tennis match since January, so she was thrilled when a partial schedule was released for her sport's return after its coronavirus-forced hiatus. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

When tennis returns: No fans, less prize money, rustiness

Jun. 19, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

Madison Keys, the 2017 U.S. Open runner-up, has not played a real tennis match since January, so she was thrilled when a partial schedule was released for the sport’s true return after its coronavirus-forced hiatus. “Halfway through the year, we’re (usually) all kind of thinking, ‘Oh,...

FILE - In this May 31, 2016, file photo, a statue of Vice President John C. Calhoun, whose ideas on state rights were a spark of the Civil War, looms over a public park in Charleston, S.C. Despite a South Carolina law protecting monuments, officials in the historic city of Charleston announced Wednesday, JUne 17, 2020, that they plan to remove a statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)

Charleston officials to remove statue of slavery advocate

Jun. 17, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Despite a South Carolina law protecting monuments, officials in the historic city of Charleston announced Wednesday that they plan to remove a statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a downtown square. Mayor John Tecklenburg announced he will send a resolution to the City...