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Brawl erupts in Maryland school after white student wears Confederate flag shirt to class

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A group of teenagers attacked a white classmate who wore a Confederate flag shirt to their Maryland high school.

The brawl, which was recorded on cell phone video, spilled out of the classroom and into a hallway at Kenwood High School in Essex, reported WBFF-TV.

“The people were just randomly seeing the guy, hearing about him wearing the shirt like that, and then when they just saw him they decided to be rash about it,” said student Alex Wilkinson, who was in a classroom next door.

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A photo of the teen wearing the flag as a shirt was posted on Facebook by a parent.

“I would like to know what happened to dress codes and school rules??” said parent Chandy Lewis. “Why would someone be allowed to wear this to school and not be told to change it? Just horrible.”

Baltimore County Schools prohibit clothing considered to be disruptive to the school environment, including “plainly offensive” messages, but does not specifically ban the Confederate flag.

“Why would his parents let him wear it from the jump, knowing it was going to lead to something crazy,” said mother Lashawn Holmes.

School officials confirmed “there was a fight of some sort,” but declined to provide additional details about the incident.

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.

It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.

Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.

"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."

Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.

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White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."

Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.

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Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.

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