MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From a historic day in South Carolina to albums being released a bit earlier in the United States to prevent piracy, here are the four stories to know for Friday, July 10.

Confederate Flag To Come Down In S.C.

At 9 a.m., the Confederate flag will come down from the Capitol grounds in South Carolina. It will be placed in a war museum about a mile away from the capitol.

House members spent more than 13 hours on the controversial issue sorting through about 60 amendments.

The actions come weeks after a white gunman shot to death nine people at a historic black church in Charleston.

‘Express Checkout’ For American Express

American Express is Launching a new Express Checkout for online purchases. It’s a first for a credit card company.

The option allows AMEX members to make purchases on partnering websites and apps by using an Amex login to auto-fill their payment information.

It is not a wallet, and does not require a Card Member to create or manage a new account.

New U.S. Album Release Date

Music lovers can get their hands on new releases earlier now. That’s because U.S. album release day is moving from Tuesdays to Fridays.

Digital sales and streaming pushed the industry to a new standard release date worldwide.

This should lessen the demand for pirated music – since most albums were released in other countries before us.

New albums by Owl City, Tyrese and Veruca Salt will be available Friday.

McDonald’s Minions Controversy

Parents are not lovin’ the new Minions toys at McDonald’s. Many parents think the toy says an expletive, specifically: “what the f—k”.

McDonald’s claims it’s not cursing but speaking “Minionese.”

The company went on to clarify saying the caveman toy says: “Para la bukay,” “Ha ha ha,” and “Eh eh.” instead.

The toy is part of a promotion for the new Minions movie coming out today.

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