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Statue depicts black man "speaking back" to Confederate monument admirers

Statue depicts black man "speaking back" to Confederate monument admirersKehinde Wiley's 27-foot high bronze sculpture of a young black man on horseback, called "Rumors of War," was unveiled at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.



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Mexico City assesses monument damage after anti-rape march

Mexico City assesses monument damage after anti-rape marchWorkers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City’s iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous protest over a string of alleged rapes by police. The deputy director of artistic patrimony at the National Fine Arts Institute, Dolores Martínez, said at the base of the statue that officials were assessing the damage to the Angel and other points in the capital that protesters attacked. Protesters wrote phrases like “They don’t take care of us” and “rape state” in lime green, purple and black spray paint across the base of the Angel monument, which commemorates Mexico’s independence from Spain and is often the site of celebrations by city residents.



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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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