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In this Friday July 24, 2015 photo, Carson Kimsey, 23, right, and wife Nikki Kimsey pose for a photo in Abbeville, S.C., where they hoped to buy a Confederate flag, only to learn that the store had sold out. Many Americans hoped the Confederate flag was retired for good after two Southern governors had it removed from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. (AP Photo/Jeffrey S. Collins)

Confederate flag not gone yet: Many still fly it, refusing to give up fight over its meaning

Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. "You can't take it out on the flag — the flag had nothing to do with it," said Ralph Chronister, who felt inspired to dig out his old Confederate fla…

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