Melania Trump Statue Returns in Slovenia. (This One Is Harder to Burn.)

When a wooden statue of Melania Trump was erected near her hometown in Slovenia last year, it was mocked as looking like a Smurfette or a scarecrow. Then it was set on fire. Now, the artist who commissioned it is back with a new one — and this sculpture, made of bronze, is intended to have […]

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Taller cubicles, one-way aisles: Office workers must adjust

Bergmeyer, a design firm in Boston, has erected higher cubicles, told employees to wear masks when not at their desks and set up one-way aisles in the office that force people to walk the long way around to get to the kitchen or the bathroom. “The one-way paths take me a little out of the […]

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Bristol Removes Statue of Black Protester After Just One Day

LONDON — Jen Reid, the Black Lives Matter protester whose statue was erected in place of a toppled slave trader in Bristol, England, on Wednesday, said just before the unauthorized installation that she did not know whether the city’s authorities would let it stand there for a few months or a single day. It turned […]

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Toppled UK statue of slave trader quietly replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

An unauthorized statue of a Black Lives Matter protester has been erected atop the base where a monument honoring British slave trader Edward Colston once stood. The life-size resin and steel likeness of Jen Reid, who was photographed on June 7 standing on the empty base after demonstrators pulled down the Colston statue and dumped it in Bristol’s […]

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The Latest: National Park Service: new fence is temporary

TOP OF THE HOUR: — National Park Service: newly erected fence in front of a White House protest area is temporary. — Prosecutors say criminal charges will not be brought against thousands of Los Angeles protesters arrested for violating curfew and other police orders. — Texas’ Abbott pays respects with hundreds of people mourning the […]

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Another Thing to Fear Out There: Coronavirus Scammers

The white banner with images of red crosses had been hastily erected in front of two pop-up tents at a convenience store parking lot in central Louisville, Ky. “Covid-19 testing here,” it read. A clutch of workers in white hazmat suits swabbed the mouths of drivers, who had each forked over $240 to learn whether […]

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Putin could make move to absorb Belarus, Europe’s ‘last dictatorship,’ experts say

Joseph Stalin statue erected in Minsk, Belarus (Hollie McKay) MINSK, Belarus –  It has been dubbed by critics as the “last dictatorship” in Europe and for decades has been one of the world’s most closed countries. The former Soviet stronghold of Belarus was almost included in the U.S. travel ban earlier this year and continues to […]

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