Church Shooting Stirs Nationwide Debate over the Confederate Flag

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Last week’s murder of nine black people in their place of sanctuary has confronted America once again with the specter of racism — past and present.  What about the future?  Can the country move forward when we can’t agree on the past? 

Also, French President François Hollande charges that the US is spying on more of its friends. On today's Talking Point, a heat wave during Ramadan has killed 800 people in Pakistan. Can the government survive?

Photo: Matthew Yglesias