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  1. House votes to ban sale of Confederate flag in Park Service storesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Hill

    ... punt last month on whether to remove the display of the Confederate image around the Capitol complex. Rep. Bennie Thompson's (D-Miss.) resolution, which would apply to the Mississippi flag, was instead referred to the House Administration Committee ...

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  2. Are these Alabama's 11 laziest counties? Wake Up CallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Alabama Live

    ... that contains a portion of the Confederate flag. The move specifically targets the home state flag of Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. "We are a nation of laws. We should not identify with symbols of hatred and bigotry. That flag, those symbols, should ...

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  3. US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 5 | Daily Times

    ... equate. The flag is a very divisive symbol that people take very much offense to." In a similar debate, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., introduced a resolution Wednesday calling for the removal of any state flag depicting the Confederate battle flag ...

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  4. GOP punts on Confederate symbolism in CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | The Hill

    House Republicans are struggling with the question of whether to remove the Confederate image from around the Capitol complex - and they seem in no hurry to commit themselves one way or another. Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, the sole African-American member of the Mississippi delegation, introduced a resolution late last month that would authorize removal of any state flag on the House side of the Capitol containing a portion of the Confederate symbol.

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  5. Protesters rally for flag changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    ... GER WICKER AND THAD COCHRAN HAVE CALLED FOR A FLAG CHANGE. SO HAS HOUSE SPEAKER PHILLIP GUNN AND CONGRESSMAN BENNIE THOMPSON.

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  6. Questions continue over Confederate monumentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Examiner.com

    ... is the sole state with an actual depiction of the confederate battle flag in its state flag," U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi, said in a news release. "This flag is not just some piece of cloth that bears no importance; it is the physical ...

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  7. The Latest on church shooting: Flag in US Capitol targetedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Cybercast News Service

    The only black member of Mississippi's congressional delegation says his state's flag should be removed from the House side of the U.S. Capitol and House office buildings because it depicts the Confederate battle flag. Wednesday's resolution by Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson said the flags should go to the Library of Congress.

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  8. The Latest on church shooting: federal attorneys appointedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Cybercast News Service

    ... hearings on domestic terrorism, in light of the deadly shootings in Charleston, South Carolina. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi said in a statement Wednesday: "We have an interest in protecting our citizens from foreign and domestic ...

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  9. The Latest on shooting: Family appreciates flag effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Cybercast News Service

    ... hearings on domestic terrorism, in light of the deadly shootings in Charleston, South Carolina. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi said in a statement Wednesday: "We have an interest in protecting our citizens from foreign and domestic ...

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  10. For Rep. Cedric Richmond, Charleston funeral for slain pastor part of gut wrenching weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | NOLA.com

    ... Republicans, save for Rep. Curt Clawson of Florida, voted Thursday to refer to committee a measure by Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., to remove all items from the House that include the Confederate flag. That would include a portion of the state flag ...

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  11. Confederate flag reminder of oppression, Obama saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    ... flag has become offensive. He was joined by U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran , along with U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson , in calling for a change to the state flag. Gov. Phil Bryant said he will not call a special session over the state flag ...

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  12. More than 75K in Miss. keep insurance subsidiesRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... with solutions to make health care more accessible and affordable for Americans," Cochran said. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said the court's decision was a victory for "all Americans who desire to have health insurance and for all those who ...

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  13. US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | St. Augustine Record

    ... that people take very much offense to." In a similar debate, the House considered a resolution from Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., on Thursday calling for the removal of any state flag depicting the Confederate battle flag from the House portion of ... 1 comment

  14. Search for Confederate symbols reveals plenty in WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | TwinCities

    ... chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. "It is the moment to have that conversation." On Thursday, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., brought a measure to the House floor for the removal of any state flags that feature the "Southern Cross" of the ...

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  15. Lawmakers Put Brakes On Resolution To Ban Mississippi Flag From CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | WGBH

    ... battle flag from the U.S. Capitol has been put on hold by House Republicans. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson, the only black member of Mississippi's congressional delegation, would have authorized the Speaker of the House to remove ...

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  16. More than 75,000 in Mississippi keep insurance subsidiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... with solutions to make health care more accessible and affordable for Americans," Cochran said. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said the court's decision was a victory for "all Americans who desire to have health insurance and for all those who ...

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  17. .com | Confederate flag debate reaches CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | News24

    A growing backlash in Southern states against flying the Confederate battle flag spread to the US Congress on Thursday when Democratic lawmakers aimed to remove the banner from parts of the Capitol, but it quickly ran into opposition in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi sought House approval of a resolution requiring the removal of state flags containing any portion of the Civil-War era Confederate battle flag from the House side of the US Capitol.

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  18. The House had a chance to take a stand on the Confederate flag. It didna t.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Washington Post

    ... end of the Civil War -- and that debate very briefly surfaced in the House of Representatives Thursday. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) brought a resolution to the House floor that would order the removal of "any state flag containing any portion of ...

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  19. "My ancestors were those individuals who were held in bondage against their will."Read the original story

    Thursday Jun 25 | Bloomberg

    ... which exhibits in an upper corner the emblem of the Confederate battle flag, was offered by Representative Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi. Thompson, the only African-American member of the state's congressional delegation, said in ...

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  20. House postpones vote on resolution to remove Mississippi state flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | KSFO-AM San Francisco

    The House voted to postpone a vote on a measure to require that the Mississippi state flag be removed from House areas and office buildings, a step the proposal's Democratic sponsor said showed a lack of leadership by top House Republicans. By a vote of 240 to 184, largely along party lines, the chamber referred the resolution offered by Rep. Bennie Thompson D-Mississippi to the House Administration Committee.

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