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  1. #ConfederateFlag: Girl Tears Got It DoneRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2015 | FITSNews

    According to multiple sources, Haley called on House members to accept a Senate bill taking the controversial banner down "free and clear" - which the House ultimately did . During the meeting, Haley told lawmakers a story about an incident that allegedly took place when she was growing up.

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  2. #ConfederateFlag: What's Next?Read the original story

    Jul 9, 2015 | FITSNews

    The legislative debate over the presence of the Confederate flag on the grounds of the S.C. State House is over mercifully. After hours of emotional, acrimonious debate, the S.C. House voted 94-20 to remove the banner "free and clear" - which is exactly what the S.C. Senate voted to do earlier in the week by a 37-3 margin.

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  3. SC House Votes To Take Down Confederate FlagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | FITSNews

    By a 94-20 vote, the S.C. House of Representatives voted to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House this week. After thirteen hours of contentious, emotional and at times exceedingly ignorant debate - the House voted to simply concur with the legislation that overwhelmingly passed the S.C. Senate earlier this week.

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  4. Jay Lucas' Tenuous Position On The Confederate FlagRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2015 | FITSNews

    S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas was among the 110 members of his chamber to vote in favor of bringing up the Confederate flag issue for debate during an extended summer session of the S.C. General Assembly. According to our sources within the S.C. House, Lucas has been working behind the scenes in an effort to bring the flag down - acknowledging that there are many within the chamber who are opposed to doing so without some sort of concession.

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  5. Fifth Candidate Files For Clementa Pinckney's SeatRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2015 | FITSNews

    Five candidates have formally filed paperwork to run for the South Carolina State Senate seat vacated by the tragic death of S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney last month. Pinckney was among the nine victims of last month's horrific , racially motivated "Holy City Massacre" - the mass murder of nine black churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. He was the church's pastor, and was leading a Bible study at the time of the attack.

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  6. Barrage Of Amendments Awaits Confederate Flag Bill In SC HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | FITSNews

    When it arrives in the S.C. House of Representatives this week, the State Senate bill calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House will be greeted by a barrage of amendments. In fact twenty-eight of these amendments - all sponsored by S.C. Rep. Mike Pitts - have already been submitted in anticipation of the upcoming debate.

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  7. The Race For Clementa Pinckney's SeatRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2015 | FITSNews

    Four Democratic candidates have signaled their intention to run for the State Senate seat vacated by the tragic death of S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney . Pinckney was among the nine victims of last month's horrific , racially motivated "Holy City Massacre" - the mass murder of nine black churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. He was the church's pastor, and was leading a Bible study at the time of the attack.

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  8. F-16 Involved In Mid-Air CollisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | FITSNews

    An F-16 fighter jet has reportedly been involved in a mid-air collision in the skies over South Carolina. Emergency responders in Berkeley County, S.C. are responding to reports of a plane crash at Lewisfield Plantation in Moncks Corner, S.C. Meanwhile a huge chunk of wreckage was found by a nearby campsite.

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  9. SC Senate Follows Through On Confederate Flag RemovalRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2015 | FITSNews

    A day after voting overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House - State Senators followed through and gave the measure final approval. This time the vote was 36-3.

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  10. "Quinndom" Crown Prince Draws Primary OpponentRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2015 | FITSNews

    "Lexington deserves a representative who doesn't simply vote the right way but takes the extra step of developing creative solutions for the systemic problems that plague state government," Holt wrote on his website . "If I am elected, you will have a conservative leader in Columbia who will always seek the advancement of liberty and limited government."

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  11. SC Senators Receive Death Threats Over Confederate Flag VoteRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2015 | FITSNews

    At least three South Carolina State Senators who voted to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House have received death threats in the wake of the vote, sources in the chamber tell FITS. Two of the three reported the threats against their life to the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division , resulting in at least one ongoing investigation - sources at the agency tell FITS.

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  12. SC Senate Votes 37-3 To Remove Confederate FlagRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2015 | FITSNews

    The South Carolina Senate voted overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate flag from the north lawn of the S.C. State House this week. The deciding tally came moments after Senators voted 36-3 against an amendment that would have put the matter to a public vote.

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  13. Rebel Robocalls: There's Video, TooRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2015 | FITSNews

    Last week this website reported exclusively on a series of "robo-calls" targeting S.C. governor Nikki Haley and members of the S.C. General Assembly regarding the proposed removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House. Well it turns out there's video accompanying the phone message as evidenced by the clip below .

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  14. The Rebel Flag Surrender That Wasn'tRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2015 | FITSNews

    This website recently published an exclusive report regarding secret negotiations between powerful S.C. Senate leader Hugh Leatherman and leaders of the South Carolina division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans over the proposed removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House. Now, FITS has obtained exclusive documents related to this failed deal - including a draft statement that was supposed to have been released announcing the compromise.

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  15. Secret SC Confederate Flag Pact Falls ThroughRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2015 | FITSNews

    The flag controversy has arisen in the aftermath of the horrific , racially motivated "Holy City Massacre," the mass murder of nine black churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. There, nine black parishioners - including S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney , the church's pastor - were gunned down by Dylann Storm Roof , a 21-year-old white supremacist. We've written extensively in support of removing the flag - and doing so expeditiously .

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  16. Black Gangs Uniting, Mobilizing In SCRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2015 | FITSNews

    It's not just the white supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan seeing surging membership as the S.C. General Assembly prepares to take up the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House. Law enforcement sources tell FITS an equally ominous trend is elevated black gang activity - which is being exploited by militant black groups in an effort to counter the pro-flag movement.

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  17. Robo-Calls Attack Nikki Haley, Demand Confederate Flag Stay PutRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2015 | FITSNews

    A robo-call from a group calling itself the "Conservative Response Team" is assailing S.C. governor Nikki Haley for her recent conversion on the Confederate flag - and demanding state lawmakers vote to keep it in its current location. The over-the-top calls - which were reportedly launched against multiple lawmakers in all corners of the state - reference Haley's opposition to the flag as being consistent with the values of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria .

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  18. Last Days Of The Rebel BannerRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2015 | FITSNews

    Barring any unforeseen surprises, the Confederate flag will be removed from the grounds of the South Carolina State House this month perhaps as early as July 18. To briefly recap: On April 11, 1961 a version of the Confederate flag was hoisted above the S.C. State House at the request of S.C. Rep. John A. May of Aiken, S.C. The following March, a resolution sponsored by May was passed to keep the flag flying for one more year. However May's resolution contained no end date, and so the flag flew from atop the dome for another four decades until July 1, 2000.

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  19. Christian Rally Set For SC State HouseRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2015 | FITSNews

    Countless story lines have emerged in the aftermath of last month's horrific , racially motivated "Holy City Massacre" - the mass murder of nine black churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. But none is more amazing that the forgiveness offered by the families of the victims to the 21-year-old white supremacist who gunned their relatives down. This website doesn't beat our Bible , but there's really only one place such forgiveness can come from just as there's only one place the evil that started all this can come from.

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  20. Oops, Amber RoofRead the original story

    Jul 2, 2015 | FITSNews

    Her brother - 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof - is the white supremacist who murdered nine black South Carolinians at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. last month. To her credit, Amber Roof - whose wedding was supposed to take place on the Saturday after the "Holy City Massacre" - was the individual who identified her brother to law enforcement as the perpetrator of the attack.

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