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South Carolina To Take Confederate Flag Down Tomorrow Morning

The Confederate battle flag flies at the South Carolina state house on July 8, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
The Confederate battle flag flies at the South Carolina state house on July 8, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

The Confederate flag is coming down. Very early Thursday morning, after hours of tense, emotional debate, the South Carolina House passed a bill to remove the flag from the Statehouse grounds, where it has flown for more than 50 years.

Governor Nikki Haley says she will sign the bill into law at 4 p.m. Eastern time, and at 10 a.m. tomorrow, the flag will be taken down.

Here & Now’s Robin Young gets the latest from WFAE reporter Duncan McFadyen, who’s at the Statehouse in Columbia.

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