A Confederate battle flag flies at the grave of L.S. Axson, a Confederate soldier buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, S.C. Religion News Service The nation's second largest Presbyterian denomination has passed legislation repenting for "past failures to love brothers and sisters from minority cultures" and committing its members to work toward racial reconciliation.
Precious Perez slipped into her full-length strapless prom gown and said it made her feel like storybook royalty, an experience shared by many of her peers at high schools across the United States. Blind since birth, Perez, could not see the dress's mint green color, but said that did not limit her ability to enjoy the formal dance, a common rite of passage for American teens.