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Baltimore removes a stain from our public square

Editorial: Baltimore removes a stain from our public square

After years of foot-dragging, Baltimore is finally rid of its Confederate statues. Their removal in the dead of night — a surprise move by Mayor Catherine Pugh — does not erase the legacy of racism they represented, but it does reflect our rejection of it. Monuments to those who fought to split...

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  • Trump defends 'beautiful' Confederate monuments, calls their removal 'sad'

    Trump defends 'beautiful' Confederate monuments, calls their removal 'sad'

    President Donald Trump says it's "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart" with the removal of Confederate statues and monuments around the country. Local and state officials have renewed pushes to remove Confederate imagery from public property since the violence...

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