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U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violence

13:50 EDT 15 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violenceMaryland Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday joined a growing list of officials seeking to remove statues as a national debate flared anew over whether monuments to the Confederacy are symbols of hate or heritage. Hogan, a Republican, called for taking down a statehouse statue of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney, who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery.


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