Supreme Court fight after Ginsburg’s death could impact economy

© Reuters. A jabot collar is seen placed on the Fearless Girl statue outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City By Ann Saphir (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s bid to quickly fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by Friday’s death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could end […]

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Supreme Court fight after Ginsburg’s death shapes banks’ economic outlook

© Reuters. A jabot collar is seen placed on the Fearless Girl statue outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City By Ann Saphir (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s bid to quickly fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by Friday’s death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could end […]

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Eddie Murphy finally wins an Emmy after ‘Saturday Night Live’ return

Eddie Murphy has finally won an Emmy, scoring the coveted statue for his work on “Saturday Night Live’’ — 40 years after his first appearance on the show. The comedian — who reprised some of his classic characters, including Gumby and Buckwheat, for his Emmy-winning episode of the late-night TV show in December — laughed […]

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New York Gov. Cuomo says Ginsburg statue to be erected in Brooklyn

New York will erect a statue honoring the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in her native Brooklyn, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg selflessly pursued truth and justice in a world of division, giving voice to the voiceless and uplifting those who were pushed aside by forces of hate and indifference,” Cuomo said […]

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Indigenous protesters in Colombia topple Spanish conquistador’s statue

Indigenous protesters in Colombia have toppled and beheaded a statue of Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar, who they say represents centuries of genocide and slavery in the South American country. Members of the Misak community were recorded on video Wednesday pulling the statue down using ropes as police watched in the city of Popayán, which […]

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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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Confederate Statue Removed to Cheers in Charlottesville

new video loaded: Confederate Statue Removed to Cheers in Charlottesville transcript Back bars 0:00/0:48 –0:48 transcript Confederate Statue Removed to Cheers in Charlottesville The “At Ready” monument was removed on Saturday by county workers in Charlottesville, Va. It was located near the site of the white supremacist rally in 2017 that killed one and injured […]

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Charlottesville removes Confederate statue near rally site

A crowd cheered Saturday as workers in Charlottesville removed a Confederate statue near the site of a violent white nationalist rally three years ago By The Associated Press September 12, 2020, 3:38 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A crowd cheered Saturday as workers in Charlottesville […]

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Your Thoughts on an Anxious and Uncertain Return to Classes

Two weeks ago, the Canada Letter Dan Bilefsky reports that after a prominent statue of Sir. John A. Macdonald was toppled in downtown Montreal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments on the action led to “blowback on social media — from people who said he did not speak out forcefully enough against the vandalism, and also […]

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King Louis XVI statue removed from protest site in Kentucky

A statue of King Louis XVI is being removed from the downtown of its namesake city in Kentucky after being vandalized By The Associated Press September 3, 2020, 3:40 PM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A vandalized statue of King Louis XVI was being removed from […]

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Canadian protesters tear down statue of nation’s first prime minister accused of racist policies

Canadian activists have pulled down a statue of the nation’s first prime minister, whose policies were linked with the deaths of many indigenous people, according to reports. A video showed the moment that protesters were able to pull down the statue of Sir John A MacDonald, with his head bouncing off after the statue hit […]

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Field is famous, but Ward’s legacy echoes

The Spirit of Progress, a statue depicting the goddess Diana, sits atop the tower of the former Montgomery Ward building in the 600 block of West Chicago Avenue. Another version of the statue once sat atop the tower of the company’s building on Michigan Avenue in the Loop. | Sun-Times file Donald Trump’s assault against the […]

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City launches project to assess public art and monuments

Christopher Columbus statue at Arrigo Park was removed in late July. A city project will now assess art and monuments across the city. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file Monuments and public art will be catalogued, and an advisory committee will determine which pieces demand action. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office has outlined a project to assess Chicago’s […]

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City removes last remaining statue of Christopher Columbus

The city has removed the Christopher Columbus statue at East 92nd Street near South Chicago and Exchange avenues. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file The statue stood in a Far South Side intersection and, for several days, avoided the fate of two other Columbus statues that had been removed from Little Italy and Grant Park. The city’s […]

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Another Columbus statue is still standing in Chicago — but alderman wants it removed

A statue of Christopher Columbus statue still stands at East 92nd Street near South Chicago and Exchange Ave, on Monday, July 27, 2020. The statue is part of the Drake Fountain. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times The statue, in an intersection on the far South Side, so far has largely escaped the attention of protesters. This is […]

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And then there was one? Another Columbus statue is still standing in Chicago

A statue of Christopher Columbus statue still stands at East 92nd Street near South Chicago and Exchange Ave, on Monday, July 27, 2020. The statue is part of the Drake Fountain. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times The statue, in an intersection on the far South Side, so far has largely escaped scrutiny. This is the case of […]

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Lightfoot defends middle-of-the-night removal of Columbus statues

City crews removed the Christopher Columbus statue from its pedestal in Grant Park early Friday morning. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times The mayor would not elaborate on the nature of the threat or the source of the intelligence that led her to believe there would be a repeat of confrontation between protesters and police that occurred the […]

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Anger, confusion and some ‘cheering’ among local Italian Americans after removal of Columbus statues

A group of people cheers as the Christopher Columbus statue is driven away from Grant Park, Friday. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Mayor Lori lightfoot had Columbus statues in Grant Park and Arrigo Park removed early Friday. A sense of deep “hurt” and confusion swept through the city’s Italian American community Friday, hours after the removal of […]

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‘Monuments to white supremacy’ vs. the legacy of Italians: not all Chicago aldermen agree with statue removal

City crews help guide the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park as it is removed by a crane Friday. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Most Chicago aldermen are praising Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s decision to remove two Columbus statues. But not all are on board for the permanent removal of the statues. Most Chicago aldermen are praising Mayor […]

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Christopher Columbus statue taken down at Chicago park

A statue of Christopher Columbus that drew chaotic protests in Chicago was taken down early Friday amid a plan by President Donald Trump to dispatch federal agents to the city By The Associated Press July 24, 2020, 9:02 AM 1 min read CHICAGO — A statue of Christopher Columbus that drew chaotic protests in Chicago’s […]

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Lightfoot says ‘people who came for a fight’ hijacked protest at Columbus statue in Grant Park

Hundreds of protesters surround the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park Friday night. | Provided While insisting she supports peaceful protests, she said on Friday, “what we saw … is a group of vigilantes” who formed a “phalanx,” then began “pummeling police with projectiles Frozen water bottles, cans, other projectiles.” Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday […]

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Chicago police, protesters clash during bid to topple statue

Protesters trying to topple a Christopher Columbus statue in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park clashed with police who responded violently with batons after they say officers were struck by fireworks and thrown cans By The Associated Press July 18, 2020, 9:15 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHICAGO — Protesters trying […]

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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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Alaska city relocates Russian colonist statue to museum

An Alaska city will relocate a statue of a Russian colonist accused of enslaving Alaska Natives while the area was under Russian control two centuries ago. Assembly members in Sitka on Tuesday night approved moving the statue of Alexander Baranov, an early 19th century governor of Russian Alaska, to inside the Sitka Historical Society Museum. […]

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