Historic sites

Backdropped by the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, demonstrators chant slogans against the mosque attacks in New Zealand during a protest in Istanbul, Saturday, March 16, 2019. World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation following the deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent anti-Islam sentiment.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 16, 2019 - 8:32 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 50 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire. Authorities...
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February 22, 2019 - 12:18 am
ATLANTA (AP) — At a time when counties, cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, one of the world's largest paintings of the American Civil War will reopen to the public Friday. But the artwork was never intended to celebrate the Confederacy, historians...
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A man stands on a pier with Alcatraz Island at rear in San Francisco, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. A partial federal shutdown has been put in motion because of gridlock in Congress over funding for President Donald Trump's Mexican border wall. The company that provides ferry services to Alcatraz Island kept its daytime tours but canceled its behind-the-scenes and night tours for Saturday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 22, 2018 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks "will remain as accessible as possible," although some roads at Rocky Mountain National Park are closed as snow goes unplowed. But, while...
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A veteran's medals are worn during a commemorative event to mark the Centennial of the ending of the First World War, in Blackpool, England, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. The commemorative event marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the First World War. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
November 11, 2018 - 12:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — William Kearsey's war was long over by the time his son ever heard about it. By then, the World War I veteran had undergone 28 surgeries to knit back together the bones and flesh of his face, which was shattered in a trench in Belgium in 1917. A century after fighting in the first war...
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French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are head to head after unveiling a plaque in the Clairiere of Rethondes during a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War, in Compiegne, North of Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool Photo via AP)
November 10, 2018 - 1:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been redrawn dramatically since the dark days of World War I. The leaders of...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Estero, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 31, 2018 - 9:22 pm
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday kicked off his final campaign rally blitz before the midterm elections by accusing the media of sowing division and stoking fears about illegal immigration. Trump's rally in Estero, just outside Fort Myers, was the first of 11 events he will...
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This July 6, 2017 photo shows a makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers who fought in the Battle of Glorieta Pass in Northern New Mexico outside Santa Fe. It's a typical representation for many sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and always at risk of disappearing if it weren't for a handful of history aficionados. The lack of historical markers and preserved historical sites connected to Latino civil rights worries scholars who feel the scarcity is affecting how Americans see Hispanics in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
October 14, 2018 - 11:44 am
GLORIETA PASS, N.M. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically...
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In this April 10, 2018 photo, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation archeologists show artifacts and discuss what they know about one of the first enslaved Africans to live in English North America in Jamestown, Va. They’re at the excavation site of a house where an enslaved woman named Angela lived in the 1600s. A new tour at the site of the historic Jamestown colony encourages visitors to consider the beginnings of American slavery. It’s part of a broader national effort to reckon with slavery’s legacy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 28, 2018 - 4:28 pm
JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown's legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward another nearby spot where some of the first slaves in English North America arrived a few weeks later. "Freedom over...
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Men dressed in WWI uniforms march during a parade, part of a reconstruction of the WWI battle of Verdun, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Verdun, eastern France. Hundreds of volunteers from 18 countries gathered in the French town Verdun as part of a string of events to mark the centenary of the end of World War One, with re-enactors dressed in period soldiers’ uniforms bringing to life a big military encampment in the town. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
August 26, 2018 - 7:44 am
VERDUN, France (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers from 18 countries have gathered in the northeastern French town of Verdun to keep alive the memory of those who fought under appalling conditions in World War I. Re-enactors dressed in soldiers' uniforms brought to life a big military encampment in the...
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Men dressed in WWI uniforms take part in a reconstruction of the WWI battle of Verdun, at the 'Fort de Douaumont', Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Verdun, eastern France. Hundreds of volunteers from 18 countries gathered in the French town Verdun as part of a string of events to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. Re-enactors dressed in soldiers’ uniforms have brought to life a big military encampment in the town. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
August 25, 2018 - 12:13 pm
VERDUN, France (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers from 18 countries gathered in the northeastern French town of Verdun on Saturday to keep alive the memory of those who fought under appalling conditions in World War I. Re-enactors dressed in soldiers' uniforms brought to life a big military encampment...
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