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Rick Scott signs bill to replace General Edmund Kirby Smith statue in Washington

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A bill to remove and replace a statue of a Confederate army general is one of more than two dozen bills signed into law Thursday. Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill (SB 310), which calls on the Department of State to select a prominent Floridian to replace General Edmund Kirby Smith’s statue in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. The move to take down the statue came after renewed debate about Confederate symbols, including its battle flag. The law…

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