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A Jewish prayer book owned by Marilyn Monroe is going up for auction

Jewish prayer books can be found online for up to $200, but one in New York could be worth thousands. It belonged to screen icon Marilyn Monroe, and it's going up for auction on November 12.

NY Times /
Review: ‘Charm City’ Vividly Captures the Streets of Baltimore

Marilyn Ness’s documentary is dedicated to the memory of the more than 1,000 people said to be killed in Baltimore during the film’s making.

Statue of limitations: Miami moving HR sculpture

The Art in Public Places board of Miami-Dade County unanimously approved the Marlins' plan to relocate the seven-story-high "Homer" sculpture outside ...

Putting a town treasure on a pedestal

Todd Kirnan, a 45-year-old man with autism, has been making deliveries and doing odd jobs for virtually every business in downtown Gresham, Ore. ...

USA Today /
Savannah looking for person who put googly eyes on historic statue

The city of Savannah, Georgia, is looking for the person who placed googly eyes on a historic statue of Nathanael ...

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Asteroid twice the size of the Statue of Liberty heading toward Earth

Fear-mongering aside, NASA is watching an asteroid that's going to cross paths with our planet. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.        

Washinton Post /
Man with hammer hacks Algeria statue of bare-breasted woman

A man with a hammer has attacked and damaged a statue of a bare-breasted woman, an emblem of the eastern city of Setif, the latest in a series of such attacks

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Cuomo Moves to Protect New York's Columbus Statue

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is nominating the controversial statue of Christopher Columbus in Manhattan to the National Register of Historic Places.

Washinton Post /
Statue of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell unveiled

A life-size, bronze statue of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been unveiled at a Seattle museum

VoA /
No Columbus Day in Columbus: City to Honor Veterans Instead

The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer, making a savvy move ...

Church near border plans welcome statue to immigrants

Hilltop statue will send a message of hope to immigrants, church says.

San Francisco, Osaka mayors duel over 'comfort women' statue and 'sister city' status

Osaka's mayor sent a letter to his counterpart, threatening to sever formal ties.

NY Times /
Crime: The Scene of the Crime: Four Mysteries in Ominous Locales

Marilyn Stasio’s column takes readers to backwater towns in Minnesota and Oklahoma and the murky Victorian-era Thames. Also a not-very-sunny California.

San Francisco's first sister-city cuts its ties over 'comfort women' statue

San Francisco's first and oldest sister city officially cut its ties with the Bay Area this week.

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‘It Is Not Coming Down’: San Francisco Defends ‘Comfort Women’ Statue as Japan Protests

The city of Osaka officially ended a longstanding sister-city partnership with San Francisco over the memorial for women who were sex slaves in World ...

Osaka, Japan, ends sister city ties with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

The city of Osaka, Japan, ended its sister city relationship with San Francisco this week in response to a statue honoring so-called "comfort women."

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Palmyra priest statue among haul of recovered Syrian relics

A stone image of an ancient priest is one of hundreds of stolen antiquities recovered by the Syrian government and put on display in Damascus this week, a reminder of the mass looting of Syria's heritage during seven years of war.

NY Times /
An Icon or Insensitive Relic? Prospector Pete Is on Its Way Out

For Native American students and activists at Cal State Long Beach, the removal of the campus statue is long overdue.

Japan city snubs San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

The statue was erected on city property last year by California's Korean, Chinese and Filipino communities.

Washinton Post /
Venice mayor wants to make example of 4 who painted lion

Venice’s mayor wants to make example of university students who were captured on camera vandalizing a landmark lion statue by making them do ...

Vandals pull 100-year-old Viking statue into river

Police say vandals toppled a 100-year-old Viking statue in Philadelphia.

USA Today /
'Matilda' and Trump statues face-off in English village

A statue of President Trump has been unveiled in an English village next to a statue of a fictional figure from one of Roald Dahl's best-loved ...

Statue conflict: 'Matilda' in face-off with President Trump

A statue of President Donald Trump has been unveiled in the English village of Great Missenden next to a statue of a fictional figure from one of ...

Roald Dahl's Matilda confronts Donald Trump in new statue

A statue of Donald Trump has gone face-to-face with a formidable new critic -- the classic British children's character Matilda.

Delivery man honored by the community he serves

Todd Kirnan has been making deliveries to businesses in downtown Gresham, Oregan, for years. So in return, his community decided to give back and honor him with a parade and a statue. Steve Hartman has his story "On The Road."

Washinton Post /
Marilyn Chin to be the next guest for the Life of a Poet

The series at Hill Center in Washinton offers a chance to consider a poet’s entire body of work.

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