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House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved a bill to remove statues of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders from the U.S.

Capitol, as well as a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision that declared African Americans couldn't be citizens.Besides Taney, the bill would direct the Architect of the Capitol to identify and eventually remove from Statuary Hall at least 10 statues honoring Confederate officials, including Lee, the commanding general of the Confederate Army, and Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president.

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