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Mississippi governor signs bill to retire state’s Confederate-themed flag

Mississippi governor signs bill to retire state’s Confederate-themed flag

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With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last  state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem — a symbol  that’s widely condemned as racist.

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves  signed the historic  bill on Tuesday afternoon that takes the  126-year-old state flag out of law, immediately removing official status  for the banner that has been a source of division for generations.

Source: Mississippi governor signs bill to retire state’s Confederate-themed flag

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