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The dome of the State Capitol is seen as a Confederate flag is waved Jan. 22, 2014, in Atlanta. In the South – and other, mostly rural places around the United States – the flag can still be found. (David Goldman/AP/File)

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A Long Island principal called the Confederate flag a 'symbol of hate' as he expelled two students who brought the flag to school. But views about the rebel flag are not so categorical in the South.

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