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Mississippi moves to strip Confederate emblem from state flag

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The southern state of Mississippi is the last in the US to feature the emblem on its flag.
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[NFA] The Mississippi state legislature over the weekend voted to move ahead with a process that could result in the removal of a Confederate emblem from its state flag, and the governor vowed to approve a bill. Gavino Garay has more.

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