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Top Democrat calls on Paul Ryan to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
From left, Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and other House Democrats leave Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, in protest of a House vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON—The fight over Confederate statues is coming to the U.S. Capitol. The marbled halls have long been home to memorials for leaders of the Confederacy, and opposition to them has flared from time to time. But now, in the aftermath of deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s defense of what many see as…

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