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  • Group seeks to fly Confederate flag at cemetery

    A decade after Missouri's governor ordered the Confederate battle flag removed from two state historic sites, a group whose ancestors were Confederate soldiers wants the banner to fly full time again.

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    The Medal of Honor, created by Congress during the Civil War as America's highest military decoration for valor, was never meant for Americans who fought for the South. They were the enemy, after all.

  • The Confederate Medal of Honor is shown in a photograph taken in 2010 at the Sons of Confederate Veterans headquarters in Columbia, Tenn. The group awards the medal posthumously to Civil War fighters for the South who distinguished themselves in battle. The private group has awarded 50 of the medals since 1977.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Sons of Confederate Veterans)

    Confederate heroes have their own medal of honor

    The Medal of Honor, created by Congress during the Civil War as America's highest military decoration for valor, was never meant for Americans who fought for the South. They were the enemy, after all.

  • Texas faces suit after nixing Rebel license plates

    A Texas board voted unanimously Thursday to deny an application for specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag, setting the stage for a legal showdown.

  • Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry holds up the tax form he says that Americans would fill out as he outlined a broad economic proposal of a flat 20 percent income tax rate during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the State House in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

    Perry opposes design of Confederate license plate

    After declining for months to tip his hand, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, under pressure from state civil-rights leaders, said Wednesday he opposes a proposed state license plate depicting the Confederate battle flag.

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