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Canada and Norway lock horns over who's got the world's biggest moose

The mayor of Moose Jaw, Canada, says he is considering putting a hat on his town's statue of a moose, after affronted residents discovered that it is no longer the world's tallest.

No truce between Canada and Norway over who's got the world's biggest moose

A Canadian mayor says he is considering putting a hat on his town's statue of a moose, after affronted residents discovered that it is no longer the world's tallest.

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Kit Harington Has Plans for the Crypt Statue of Jon Snow From the Game of Thrones Teaser

What do you do if you're an actor on the hottest show on TV and said show produces, then sends you a statue of yourself? If you're Game of Thrones ...

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Statue of a Friendly, Selfie-Taking Devil Divides a Town

A Catholic association said that installing the statue in Segovia, Spain, would be “glorifying evil.” The artist says his work has nothing to do with ...

NY Times /
Crime: Beware Strange Psychologists: The Latest in Crime Novels

Marilyn Stasio’s column travels from Manhattan to Australia to England to a forest that has hidden a dead body for 30 years.

Anger over 'friendly, seductive' Satan statue

Controversy erupts in the Spanish city of Segovia over a statue of Satan that some say is offensive to Roman Catholics because it's too friendly.

Jack Bogle taught a generation how to invest for the long term—this was his strategy

"If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands down choice should be Jack Bogle," wrote Warren Buffett.

'Friendly' Satan statue causes anger in Segovia, Spain

How would you feel if you spotted a horned figure perching near a bridge, cell phone in hand, snapping a selfie?

NY Times /
U.N.C. Chancellor to Leave Early After Ordering Removal of ‘Silent Sam’ Statue’s Base

The chancellor authorized the overnight removal of the remnants of the Confederate monument. It was quickly announced that she would step down in two weeks.

NY Times /
Remnants of ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate Statue Removed From Park on U.N.C. Campus

The university’s chancellor authorized the overnight removal of the statue’s base. Shortly thereafter, it was announced that she would step down in ...

"Silent Sam" statue's pedestal removed from UNC-Chapel Hill campus

Controversial statue honoring Confederate soldiers was toppled by protesters in August

UNC chancellor stepping down, plans to remove what's left of 'Silent Sam' statue

Carol Folt will step down at the end of the school year.

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Confederate monument's pedestal ordered removed at university in North Carolina

The pedestal for a Confederate monument called Silent Sam that has been a flashpoint for demonstrations at a North Carolina university will be removed, the school's president said on Monday, nearly five months after protesters toppled the statue.

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Board Game 'Who's She?' Spotlights Famous Women in History 

Did she win a Nobel Prize? Was she an inventor? Did she make a discovery?    These are some of the questions that Polish designer Zuzanna Kozerska-Girard wants more children to ask as they learn about famous women while playing her debut board game Who's She?    "We basically don't know their stories. We don't know enough about women who have ...

Pelosi, Schumer accuse Trump of using Oval Office speech 'to manufacture a crisis'

"The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a 30-foot wall," Schumer said following the president's prime-time remarks Tuesday night.

N.C. Statue University basketball player lends arm to restore Bacchus statue

The North Carolina Museum of Art has partnered with a North Carolina State University basketball player in its quest to restore a destroyed ancient ...

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Babs Simpson, Taste-Making Fashion Editor at Vogue, Is Dead at 105

She worked with titans of fashion photography and magazine grande dames, dressed Marilyn Monroe in one shoot and mingled in cafe society.

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A cigarette butt and an old scrap of paper led to an arrest in a 26-year-old unsolved killing

The deaths of Marilyn Hickey in Washington state and Cheryle Barratt in Idaho didn't seem related at first. But 25 years later investigators noticed the name Lee Robert Miller appeared in the footnotes in both.

Famous birthdays for Jan. 5: Marilyn Manson, Hayao Miyazaki

Singer Marilyn Manson turns 50 and actor Clancy Brown turns 60, among the famous birthdays for Jan. 5.

Washinton Post /
Dozens of tourists in Brazil robbed on trail to Rio's famous Christ the Redeemer statue

Crime in Rio could mark early test for Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his law-and-order promises.

NY Times /
Crime: Back to the Bayou: James Lee Burke’s Latest Novel

In her Crime column, Marilyn Stasio also heads to Bel-Air (Thomas Perry), Florida (Tim Dorsey) and Detroit (Stephen Mack Jones).

Statue dedicated to ‘comfort women’ removed in the Philippines

A statue dedicated to "comfort women" who were raped and assaulted in wartime has been removed in the Philippines, only two days after its unveiling.

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Across America, racist and sexist monuments give way to a new future | Rebecca Solnit

Our public landscape is undergoing a deep transformation. It’s not comprehensive or complete – but it’s a powerful foundationIf you took your history ...

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One Million Lights Shine Brightly at Chinese Festival Near Washington

Imagine a magical place where lights are designed in the shape of the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and dragons. It's a place where children can enjoy a maze made of Chinese lanterns or see death-defying acts by gymnasts. VOA's Carolyn Presutti takes us to Light-Up…a Christmas festival near Washington designed, built, and managed by Chinese ...

Fisherman finds a bundle of suspected cocaine in Florida Keys

A fisherman returning to land in Monroe County, Florida, pulled almost 60 pounds of suspected cocaine out of the water on Saturday morning.

The Guardian /
Statue of Liberty's original torch gets a new home

Lady Liberty’s light was replaced in 1985 but the original is now to grace a new $100m museum – they just had to get it thereWhen Larry Sidoti’s grandparents came to America from Italy after weeks at sea in the early 1900s, they were first greeted ...

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