South Carolina takes down Confederate flag

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The Confederate battle flag is permanently removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds during a ceremony in Columbia, South Carolina, July, 10, 2015

The Confederate battle flag is permanently removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds during a ceremony in Columbia, South Carolina, July, 10, 2015. Courtesy of REUTERS/Jason Miczek *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-CHARLESTON-ANNIVERSARY, originally transmitted on June 8, 2016.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Nikki Haley cast the events as "a story of action," beginning with the worshipers who welcomed and prayed with the suspect and ending with the legislative action to remove the flag the accused killer had embraced.