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You’ve got to hide your flag away: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday signed a bill removing the Confederate battle flag from the capitol grounds and relegating it to a relic room.

The rebel banner’s dwindling band of supporters haven’t taken a lickin’ this bad since Pickett’s Charge.

Since phone booths pretty much no longer exist: Needing a place to don his vestments before celebrating mass in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on Thursday, Pope Francis ducked into a nearby Burger King.

The only way this could have been better is if the pontiff had emerged wearing a paper Burger King crown for his mitre.

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1985, Coca-Cola bowed to pressure from irate customers and said it would resume selling old-formula Coke.

The soda giant’s concessions only went so far, however, as it rejected actor Robert Downey Jr.’s request that it bring back the original cocaine-laced Coke formula.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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