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City, county leaders demand change to address Confederate symbols in Maryland

City, county leaders demand change to address Confederate symbols in Maryland

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for Maryland to stop issuing specialty license plates with the Confederate flag, and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has moved to rename the popular Robert E. Lee Park. The calls for change came as some South Carolina leaders demanded the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House in Columbia after nine black people were killed last week by a white gunman in a historic African-American church in Charleston. The killings sparked renewed debate nationwide about the role of Confederate symbols in the modern era. On Monday, Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, announced it would remove all...

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