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Columbia, South Carolina—Five days after the slaughter of nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the state Capitol, and the state Legislature is expected to discuss the issue. Photos of the accused gunman, Dylann Roof, holding a Confederate flag fueled a national campaign to ban the flag. In a eulogy for the pastor killed in the massacre, President Barack Obama said the Confederate flag was a reminder of “systemic oppression and racial subjugation.” slideshow