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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Melania Trump statue is replaced after arson attack

A bronze statue representing Melania Trump was unveiled in her native Slovenia on Tuesday after the previous figure of the first lady was torched during an arson attack on the Fourth of July. Both statues were created during a collaboration between Brad Downey, an artist from Kentucky, and a local craftsman, Ales “Maxi” Zupevc. The original figure, […]

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Woman cut off her own hand for insurance payout

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — A court in Slovenia on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old woman to two years in prison for deliberately cutting off her hand with a circular saw to make a fraudulent insurance claim. The district court in Ljubljana said Julija Adlesic agreed with her boyfriend to have her left hand severed above the wrist […]

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Elliott: The Luka Doncic one-man highlight show is a serious threat to Clippers’ title hopes

Growing up in Slovenia, Luka Doncic didn’t watch many NBA games or highlight shows on TV. He had a good reason. “It was like 3 a.m. in my country and I had to go in school in the morning,” the Dallas Mavericks’ second-year standout said of the sport’s usual air time. Doncic became a one-man […]

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