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Washington and Lee: Confederate group can't use chapel

The Sons of Confederate Veterans no longer can use Washington and Lee University's campus chapel for an annual ceremony. The university recently denied the heritage group's request to rent Lee Chapel for a celebration of Lee-Jackson Day in 2016. The group's Stonewall Brigade had held the ceremony at the chapel for more than a decade, multiple media outlets reported. Washington and Lee spokesman Brian Eckert said people identifying themselves as members of the group have made misstatements and used inflammatory language targeting the university because of its decision in 2015 to remove Confederate flags from part of the chapel. "The persistent name-calling, vilification...