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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. fell in afternoon trading Monday following sharper drops in Europe and Asia as Greeks voted to reject the spending cuts and tax increases demanded by its creditors for additional loans.
Lawmakers in South Carolina began debating Monday whether to remove a Confederate flag in the state capital that has become a focal point of outrage after the Charleston church massacre. Senators opened the debate in the morning, and if two-thirds vote in favor of taking down the Civil War saltire, it will fall on the lower house of state representatives to give its approval as well. For 15 years, the Confederate battle flag has flown alongside a Confederate war memorial on the State House grounds in Columbia.