Houston school district approves $1.2 M to rename schools honoring the Confederacy. The divisive plan goes into effect for the 2016-17 school year.

Mississippi's governor signed a proclamation declaring April Confederate Heritage Month. The proclamation tries to justify the celebration, but is silent on slavery.

UPDATE: Monday, July 6, 2015 4:50 PM EST In a 37-3 vote, the South Carolina Senate decided to remove the Confederate flag from State House grounds.…