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End Of The Line For Jeb! As Trump Wins Yet Again

Donald Trump has won the South Carolina presidential primary and won it convincingly. The votes are in, and a lot of them went to the former Apprentice celebrity, who finished with a vote share of 32.5 per cent. Since South Carolina is a winner-takes-all state, he now has fifty more delegates than his nearest rival, and is undoubtedly the front ...

Tensions rise over Confederate flag near South Carolina government building

President Obama is among the politicians voicing his support for the protesters in South Carolina who are demanding the removal of a Confederate flag, which is still flying next to the state’s legislative building.

The flag has been in place since the early 1960s and has sparked much controversy over the decades.

The protests have been reignited by the racially motivated killing of nine African-Americans in a church on Saturday.

President Obama has retweeted a tweet by Republican Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, which read:

“Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol. To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove it now to honor #Charleston victims.”

The president added: “Good point, Mitt.”

The flag lies at the heart of the concerns raised by many South Carolina residents in the wake of Saturday’s killings. While there are still pro-Confederacy groups active in the state, the lawmakers’ main motivation for keeping the flag flying on capitol grounds is that it symboli

Nine killed in South Carolina church massacre

A white gunman has shot and killed 9 people at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. At 9pm local time on Wednesday evening, a white gunman entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and shot and killed 9 people during a bible study class. 8 died at the scene, while the ninth died in hospital later. The suspect ...

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