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S.C. Lawmakers to Debate Confederate Flag Removal


The South Carolina Legislature took the first steps Tuesday toward bringing down the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds after the killing of nine black churchgoers in Charleston last month by a man police said was photographed holding Confederate flags and regalia. The House and the Senate voted to allow debate on the flag later this summer, when they finish a special budget session. The exact timing was not immediately clear. State Sen. Paul Thurmond, a Republican and a son of the late segregationist U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, said he supported moving the rebel flag to a museum. Earlier, hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the statehouse, where the battle flag has flown since 2000 at a monument to Confederate soldiers. Get More at NBC News

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Greek FM Quits, Uncertainty Follows Bailout Vote


Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announced his resignation on Monday, a day after Greeks delivered a resounding 'No' to the conditions of a rescue package. In a statement, Varoufakis said he had been "made aware" that some members of the euro zone considered him unwelcome at meetings of finance ministers. The euro fell sharply on Monday (local time) in Asia-Pacific trading after the vote against austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money. The Greek government said 61.3 percent of those voting in the referendum had backed the government's Syriza party and rejected the bailout conditions. "This does two things: it legitimizes the stance of the Greek government and it leaves the ball in Europe's court," ANZ Bank analysts said in a note. "Europe either folds or Greece goes bankrupt; over to you Merkel." The next step was unclear, with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras saying his government had a mandate to reach a viable solution and was ready to resume talks, while Germany and France were seeking a euro zone summit on Tuesday. The euro initially fell about 1.4 percent against its U.S. counterpart but trimmed its losses slightly to last trade at $1.0992. Get More at NBC News

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Freedom is not free. It's paid by all the folks who are here today and all the folks who are around the world.  

— President Obama, speaking to members of the military and their families at an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the White House.
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