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Denial of Confederate group from Christmas parade upheld

Jul. 30, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group that was denied permission to march in a Louisiana city’s Christmas parade when it insisted on carrying Confederate battle flags lost its latest appeal Thursday in a federal court. Three judges of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by the Louisiana...

Today in History

Jul. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today is Wednesday, July 22, the 204th day of 2020. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. On this date: In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish...

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...