The flag that is causing such a furor was not “the Confederate flag,” — it’s a flag that was hijacked and dishonored by racists and white supremacists in the 20th century.
Four more members of the South Carolina House of Representatives must commit to vote in favor of removing the Confederate flag in order for the legislature to mandate its removal.
Officials in Columbia lowered the U.S. flag and state flag over the capital Thursday, but the memorial’s Confederate flag remained at the top of its staff.
By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times Over his career as an astronaut, Henry “Hank” Hartsfield Jr. spent many years in training and only 20 days in orbit — but they were very good days. “I’ve never had so much fun,” he once said of his first mission, a test flight of the shuttle Columbia that […]
By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times BOGOTA, Colombia — Seven Colombian taxi drivers charged with murder in the death of an off-duty U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent were extradited Tuesday to stand trial in Virginia, capping a case that highlighted the pervasive dangers of kidnappings in this Andean capital as well as the omnipresence of […]