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Only in America: That flag'll cost you

A U.S. Marine is forbidden from flying a flag on his property — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A U.S. Marine returned home from Iraq, only to be told that he can't fly an American flag on his property. Hypoluxo, Fla., officials told Gregory Schaffer that the flag must come down until he gets a permit costing about $1,000 for his flag pole. "I fought for the flag, and now I'm paying for the flag," Schaffer said.