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Researchers explored the effects of black and Latino graduation rates from medical school, following a ban on race conscious admissions policies in several states.
Renee Montagne talks to historian John Coski of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va., about the history of the Confederate battle flag, and why it symbolizes so many different things.
The Los Angeles City Council is set to give final approval to 2 ordinances that would make it easier for police to clear homeless encampments. At the same time, homelessness is increasing.
Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol, following the shooting last week at the historic black church in Charleston. Nine people died.
Some academics, librarians and history students have been rallying around the hashtag Charleston Syllabus, suggesting readings that might help inform the public of some of the city's history.
Dylann Roof is said to have visited slave plantations and a Confederate museum in the weeks before he allegedly penned a racist website rant. He's accused of killing 9 African-Americans in Charleston.