Nikki Haley Calls for Confederate Flag to Be Removed

South Carolina's governor declared Monday that the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the Statehouse, reflecting what she described as a new consensus that the slayings of nine black churchgoers has changed what the banner stands for. Gov. Nikki Haley's about-face comes just days after authorities charged 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof with murder. The young white man appeared in photos waving holding Confederate flags and burning or desecrating U.S.