In this June 19, 2015, photo, a Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

South Carolina governor calls for Confederate flag to come down

The announcement came after state lawmakers met urgently with each other and the governor. The head of the Republican National Committee has…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right, talks with news reporters during a round table talk in his office at the Texas Capitol, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Abbott to donate $1K contribution from white supremacist

During his campaign for governor, Abbott received two $500 donations from Earl Holt, who is the leader of the Council of Conservative Citize…

Thousands of people in Charleston held hands as they stretched as a group for unity on Sunday evening across the Ravenel Bridge, the town's landmark bridge. (WCBD Photo with Holy City Helicopters)

Photos: Thousands line Charleston bridge

Thousands of people in Charleston held hands as they stretched as a group Sunday evening across the Ravenel Bridge, the town’s landmark brid…