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South Carolina gov: Confederate flag comes down today

...heritage as an excuse for it?" Neal said.Rep. Jenny Horne, a white Republican who said she is a descendent of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, scolded her party members for stalling."I cannot believe that we do not have the heart in...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-10/south-carolina-gov-confederate-flag-c
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Hundreds attend funerals for church shooting victims

...backlash as people take matters into their own hands."Black Lives Matter" was spray-painted on a monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Virginia, on Thursday, only the latest statue to be defaced. On Tuesday and Wednesday...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26/hundreds-attend-funerals-church-shoot
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S. Carolina lawmakers vote to debate flag

...McConnell joined Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor, Matt Bevin, in calling for the removal of a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from their state Capitol's rotunda.Big businesses also took action: Wal-Mart Stores Inc...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/s-carolina-lawmakers-vote-debate-flag
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A new look at an old battle

...States with the cannon of the U.S.S. Saginaw, a gunboat operated by the army. Davis, unrelated to the Confederate president of the same name, noted at the time the Native people didn't like the U.S. intrusion on their lands...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111610/loc_736990493.shtml
News
This Day in History

...Green Mountain Boys captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, N.Y. In 1865, Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville, Ga. In 1869, a golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, marking the completion...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051007/sta_20070510013.shtml
News
Alaska's motley early governors

...number of Civil War battles, he is best remembered for two attributes: the similarity of his name to that of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his murder of a superior officer during an argument in the Civil War. At the start of the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2011-08-20/alaskas-motley-early-governors
Neighbors
Fact: Civil War was all about slavery

...of the story. McDonnell is hardly the first. Indeed, the practice is nearly as old as the Civil War itself. Confederate President Jefferson Davis once flatly cited "the labor of African slaves" as the cause of the rebellion. After the war...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041410/opi_608744995.shtml
Opinion
This Day in History

...defeated three other candidates for the presidency: John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas. In 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was elected to a six-year term of office. In 1888, Benjamin Harrison won the presidential...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110607/sta_20071106014.shtml
News
This Day in History

...Florida. In 1792, Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the U.S. Mint. In 1865, Confederate President Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, Va., because of advancing Union forces...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040207/sta_20070402019.shtml
News
This Day in History

...Florida. In 1792, Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the U.S. Mint. In 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, Va., because of advancing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040208/sta_264273894.shtml

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