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Members of the Ku Klux Klan are planning a protest in support of the Confederate flag outside South Carolina's state legislature, organizers said Tuesday. Local news media in the Southern state said the Klan has obtained a permit for a rally of 100 to 200 people on the State House grounds in Columbia on July 18. The massacre reignited demands for the state to take down a Confederate battle flag that has flown alongside a Confederate war memorial at the State House for the past 15 years.
Andy Murray defied sweltering temperatures to kick off his bid for a second Wimbledon title with a comfortable 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 victory over Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday. As the mercury soared to 30C at the All England Club, Murray avoided being dragged into a draining battle in the Centre Court sunshine, winning in two hours and 12 minutes to book a second round meeting with Robin Haase or Alejandro Falla.