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In this June 19, 2015, photo, a Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Recent eruptions of violence over Confederate symbols like the rebel flag have prompted impassioned national debates — and not just in the public arena.

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Churches, too, are wrestling with the question of what to do with emblems dotting their parishes that memorialize the former slaveholding states and their battle heroes.

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The week before Labor Day is usually a vacation time for politics — but not this year.  

At Georgia's state Capitol, a big and diverse crowd gathered for the unveiling of a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The same week, a social media post appeared, in which a white Republican state lawmaker appeared to threaten a former Democratic lawmaker, who is African-American, with possible physical harm if she were to speak about removing Confederate monuments in South Georgia.

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The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory.

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In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Hershey, Pa.
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President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart."

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A Georgia judge, who was suspended for making online comments that called critics of Confederate monuments in the South "snowflakes" and "nut cases," has resigned.

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