A Confederate flag stands in front of the South Carolina State House in Columbia

South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum

A Confederate flag stands in front of the South Carolina State House in ColumbiaBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – South Carolina’s Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol’s grounds, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery. A bill to banish the flag from the State House grounds to a museum easily passed a third and final 36-3 vote in the Senate. It was headed to the state House of Representatives, which voted to bring it to the floor for debate on Wednesday.

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