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Woman Turns Confederate Monument Into Second-Place Trophy

Woman Turns Confederate Monument Into Second-Place TrophyThe Arizona activist and mother was left reeling, like many Americans, after President Donald Trump gave a shocking press conference to defend people who attended a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead on Saturday.



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North Carolina protesters who tore down Confederate monument 'could face prosecution'

North Carolina protesters who tore down Confederate monument 'could face prosecution'The protesters who tore down a Confederate monument in North Carolina could face charges for the vandalism if local investigators are able to figure out their identities. Durham Sheriff Mike Andrews said that he was relieved nobody was hurt when the protesters wrapped a yellow strap around the Confederate Soldiers monument and pulled it off its pedestal. “Collectively, we decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority” Mr Andrews said in a statement.



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Stunning images capture the moment lightning strikes over Monument Valley

Stunning images capture the moment lightning strikes over Monument ValleyWhile storm-chasing in Arizona, a photographer captured some mesmerizing moments of the interplay of lightning and heavy clouds.



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The Latest: ACLU condemns destruction of Arkansas monument

The Latest: ACLU condemns destruction of Arkansas monumentLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the destruction of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol (all times local):



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Trump urged to cut Bears Ears monument to 'smallest area' possible

Trump urged to cut Bears Ears monument to 'smallest area' possibleInterior secretary Ryan Zinke urges president to shrink 1.3m-acre national monument as administration continues push against federal public lands The two bluffs known as Bears Ears at sunset in the Bears Ears national monument. Donald Trump’s interior secretary is seeking to shrink the monument. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images



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New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument

New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monumentNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard early Wednesday as onlookers watched from lawn chairs, while defiant monument supporters waved Confederate battle flags and monument opponents celebrated.



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New Orleans begins takedown of 3rd Confederate-era monument

New Orleans begins takedown of 3rd Confederate-era monumentNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Piece by piece, New Orleans' landscape is changing as city workers take down massive works of bronze and stone that once seemed immoveable in a region where some still cling to a Confederate legacy.



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Crews dismantle confederate monument in New Orleans

Crews dismantle confederate monument in New OrleansA statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis was dismantled in New Orleans early on Thursday, the second of four monuments slated to be taken down by the city where critics say the displays glorify the era of slavery in the U.S. south. Police watched supporters of the statue’s removal – which was ordered by the city’s mayor – and pro-monument Confederate-flag waving protesters taunt each other as crews nearby used a crane to remove the 8-foot bronze statue from its granite pedestal that has sat in Mid-city New Orleans for more than a century. “I am here to witness this debacle, taking down this 106-year-old beautiful monument,” said Pierre McGraw, president of the Monumental Task Committee.



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Judge rejects immediate block of monument removal

Judge rejects immediate block of monument removalNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Supporters of Confederate-era monuments slated for removal in New Orleans launched a new court fight Monday to save one of them.



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10 fascinating facts about the Washington Monument

10 fascinating facts about the Washington MonumentThe iconic Washington Monument is celebrating its 132nd birthday today. Learn how it took 40 years to complete the project, and the surprising connections it has to the Pope, Abraham Lincoln, and the Constitution.



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