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Columbus Day Is A Monument To White Supremacy

Columbus Day Is A Monument To White SupremacyI come from Laguna Pueblo and the Yuma Nation, and even in my small



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Trump Administration May Sell Or Transfer Land Cut From Utah Monument

Trump Administration May Sell Or Transfer Land Cut From Utah MonumentThe Trump administration is considering transferring or selling more than



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Administration sharks circle Atlantic's only national marine monument

Administration sharks circle Atlantic's only national marine monumentIt’s been six months since Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Trump reduce or eliminate the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument and open it to commercial exploitation. Scientists and conservationists are mulling over the fate of this blue park as the White House sits on Zinke’s guidance.



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Photos: Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Monument

Photos: Northeast Canyons and Seamounts MonumentThe Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument protects 4,913 square miles off the coast of New England.



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Remarkable Dinosaur Finds Threatened By Trump Plan To Shrink Utah Monument

Remarkable Dinosaur Finds Threatened By Trump Plan To Shrink Utah MonumentEnvironmentalists and scientists were rattled this week following a report that President Donald Trump plans to scale back two of southern Utah’s national monuments.



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Trump shrinks national monument sacred to local tribe, opening it up to mining

Trump shrinks national monument sacred to local tribe, opening it up to miningDonald Trump has said he will shrink the size of two national monuments in Utah – opening up more land to drilling and mining companies but overriding the concerns of Native Americans. The two Utah sites, Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument were among several US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended reducing in order to make way for more industrial activity on the land they occupy. Senator Orrin Hatch said he had been informed of the news by the President.



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Red faces as Russia's Kalashnikov monument shows Nazi gun

Red faces as Russia's Kalashnikov monument shows Nazi gunWorkers in Moscow have erased the illustration of a gun from a freshly-inaugurated monument of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the legendary AK-47 assault rifle, after it was found that the drawing was of a Nazi weapon. The sculptor, Salavat Shtsherbakoff, has acknowledged his mistake,” the state-supported Russian Military History Society, which backed the monument, told TASS news agency Friday. The erroneous drawing was of an StG44 — for Sturmgewehr (Storm Rifle), a name reputedly conferred by Hitler himself.



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Monument to designer of AK-47 rifle scarred by sculptor's lapse

Monument to designer of AK-47 rifle scarred by sculptor's lapseWorkers on Friday cut out part of a new monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the Soviet Union’s legendary AK-47 assault rifle, after eagle-eyed Russians noticed that it mistakenly depicted a German weapon of World War Two. Just three days ago, the monument to the creator of one of Russia’s best known export brands was unveiled with much fanfare in central Moscow. A metal bas-relief behind a statue of Kalashnikov depicts the AK-47 and other weapons all supposedly designed by the engineer, who died in 2013.



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Red faces as Russian monument to creator of Kalashnikov depicts German rifle

Red faces as Russian monument to creator of Kalashnikov depicts German rifleThe monument in the heart of Moscow was supposed to be a tribute to Mikhail Kalashnikov, the creator of the AK-47 assault rifle. Unfortunately, things went wrong, spectacularly so. The etching on the plinth was not of a Kalashnikov but the StG 44 rifle used by the Nazis during WWII. The mistake was spotted by arms experts, the BBC reported. It left the authorities having to use an angle grinder to remove the offending image.  "A mistake has been made by the sculptor," executive director of the Russian Military Historical Society Vladislav Kononov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies. A man uses an angle grinder as he removes a sketch allegedly featuring German StG44 rifle Credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP The AK-47 was, in fact, the Soviet answer to the Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44), which the German forces used from 1944. Determined to find an equally effective weapon, the Soviet Union launched a competition, which was won by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Having been wounded at the Battle of Bryansk, Kalashnikov began designing weapons. The AK-47 has been in use since the late 1940s. Kalashnikov, who died in 2013, aged 94 made little money out of his invention. Rather ruefully he said he wished he had designed a lawnmower. Although the AK-47 remains the most popular assault rifle in the world, last year the Kalashnikov company said it was branching out into menswear. "Kalashnikov is a global brand," said Kalashnikov's marketing director, Vladimir Dmitriyev, "and we rightly believe that clothing and souvenir products with our symbol will be in demand among buyers."



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Judge weighs fate of Charlottesville Confederate monument

Judge weighs fate of Charlottesville Confederate monumentCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia heard arguments but didn't issue a final ruling Friday on whether a lawsuit over Charlottesville's decision to remove the Confederate monument that helped spark a violent white nationalist rally should proceed.



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