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Rick Kriseman orders removal of Confederate marker from St. Pete’s waterfront

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman confirmed Tuesday that a plaque marking the end of the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway on Central Avenue and Bayshore Drive has been removed by the city.

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Florida House panel OKs bill to remove Confederate statue

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Florida may replace the statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol. A Florida House panel on Wednesday endorsed a bill calling for removal of the bronze statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith from the Capitol where every state is allowed to have two statues. The bill sponsored by Miami Republican Rep. Jose Felix Diaz would start the process of selecting a sculptor and the name of a prominent Floridian citizen to replace Smith. The Florida Legislature would have…

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