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AP Explains: National anthem is icon of patriotism, protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's recent decision to not stand during the national anthem as a way of protesting police killings of unarmed black men has drawn support and scorn far beyond sports. The Associated Press explains how "The Star-Spangled Banner" became a ritual of American public life, its complicated racial origins and how the song has been used as a form of political resistance.

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O'Keefe family thanks little boy who stood in rain to honor Jerry O'Keefe

The O'Keefe family invited Kaiden Wade, 9, to the Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, to thank him for standing in the rain with his hand over his heart during Jerry O'Keefe's funeral procession the previous Saturday. Wade was given many mementos and tour of the funeral home, including seeing the horse-drawn hearse.
Amanda McCoy Sun Herald
O'Keefe family thanks little boy who stood in rain to honor Jerry O'Keefe 1:21

O'Keefe family thanks little boy who stood in rain to honor Jerry O'Keefe

Police video of Art McClung traffic stop 26:37

Police video of Art McClung traffic stop

Community members conduct peaceful protest in Moss Point 1:44

Community members conduct peaceful protest in Moss Point

He only had $50 after Katrina -- here's why he spent it at Dolly's 2:00

He only had $50 after Katrina -- here's why he spent it at Dolly's