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While paying tribute to 9/11 victims, Trump blasts Taliban as Afghanistan peace talks falter

While paying tribute to 9/11 victims, Trump blasts Taliban as Afghanistan peace talks falterWhile paying tribute to the fallen of 9/11, President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the Taliban for the cancellation of Afghanistan peace talks.



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Tribute or prank? New statue of Melania Trump in Slovenia confounds residents

Tribute or prank? New statue of Melania Trump in Slovenia confounds residentsA life-size rough wooden sculpture of U.S. first lady Melania Trump was unveiled near her hometown of Sevnica in southeastern Slovenia on Friday. Commissioned by Berlin-based American artist Brad Downey and carved with a chainsaw by local folk artist Ales Zupevc, the statue serves as a – perhaps wry – accompaniment to Downey’s exhibition in the capital Ljubljana exploring Melania’s roots in the small Alpine country. The blocky, rustic figure was cut from the trunk of a living linden tree – whose base forms a tall plinth – in a field beside the Sava River in the village of Rozno, eight km (five miles) from Sevnica. There is no attempt at an accurate likeness, to the point where the gallery in Ljubljana appears uncertain how seriously to take the statue. “Perhaps we are simply trying vigorously to make sense of things that might only be a slapstick prank,” it says in a leaflet. “Who knows?” After Melania cake, Melania honey, and even Melania slippers, Sevnica, the Slovenian hometown of the US's first lady now boasts a Melania statue, by conceptual artist Ales 'Maxi' Zupevc that has drawn mixed reviews. Although the statue’s face is rough-hewn and unrecognizable, the figure is shown clothed in the pale blue wraparound coat that Melania wore at Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. Downey said he wanted to “have a dialogue with my country’s political situation” and highlight Melania Trump’s status as an immigrant married to a president sworn to reduce immigration. The sculptor, known as Maxi, was born in the same hospital as Melania Trump, in the same month, and now mostly works as a pipe-layer. “Let’s face it,” he says in a short film being shown as part of the exhibition, “she owns half of America while I have nothing.”



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North Koreans pay tribute to Kim's father in freezing cold

North Koreans pay tribute to Kim's father in freezing coldThe Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang. Kim, the son of the isolated North’s founder Kim Il Sung and the father and predecessor of current leader Kim Jong Un, was born on February 16. According to Pyongyang’s orthodoxy, he came into the world in 1942, in a snow-covered hut at a secret camp on the slopes of Mount Paektu, the spiritual birthplace of the Korean people, where his father was fighting occupying Japanese forces.



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'Generous American Patriot': World Leaders Pay Tribute To George H.W. Bush

'Generous American Patriot': World Leaders Pay Tribute To George H.W. BushWorld leaders past and present have paid tribute to former President George



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Tribute in Light

Tribute in LightThe 887,000-watt xenon light bulbs will be tested for a few hours each night until Sept. 11, when they will shine into the sky all night. The famous tribute can be seen within a 60-mile radius around lower Manhattan.



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'He Made Me Better.' George W. Bush Pays Tribute to Former Rival John McCain

'He Made Me Better.' George W. Bush Pays Tribute to Former Rival John McCain"John detested the abuse of power. He could not abide bigots. There was something deep inside him that made him stand up for the little guy, to speak for forgotten people in forgotten places"



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Dr. Henry A. Kissinger tribute to John McCain

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger tribute to John McCainSen. John McCain remembered by Dr. Henry A. Kissinger.



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Moving Moments From John McCain's Capitol Hill Tribute

Moving Moments From John McCain's Capitol Hill TributeThe late Sen. John McCain was honored by his congressional colleagues and members of the public at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.



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McConnell Proposes Bipartisan 'Gang' To Decide Senate's McCain Tribute

McConnell Proposes Bipartisan 'Gang' To Decide Senate's McCain TributeSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) proposed on Tuesday a plan to



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Secret Service Uses John McCain’s Old Code Name 1 Last Time In Touching Tribute

Secret Service Uses John McCain’s Old Code Name 1 Last Time In Touching TributeThe United States Secret Service isn't known for its emotional side, but the



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