Historic homes

A passer-by walks near a damaged Christopher Columbus statue, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in a waterfront park near the city's traditionally Italian North End neighborhood, in Boston. The statue was found beheaded Wednesday morning, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 17, 2020 - 6:49 am
BOSTON (AP) — Generations of Italian Americans embraced Christopher Columbus with little thought to the dark side of his legacy. But as the nation grapples with racial injustice, that ship may have sailed. Now, some Italian Americans in Massachusetts are publicly casting the explorer as a symbol of...
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Kerri Kaplan, a fifth grade teacher, stands next to a small library she has in her front yard in Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, April 17, 2020. As government orders shuttered public libraries to slow the spread of coronavirus, some have turned to official and unofficial book-sharing means to satisfy their desire for new reading material. (AP Photo/Michelle A. Monroe)
May 17, 2020 - 10:52 am
Christine Gale Reynolds worked at the public library in Yosemite National Park before it closed in March when California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued shutdown orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus. So, she filled the back of her car with donated books and began her own mobile library. “I know...
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FILE-In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 file photo file photo, Marijuana plants growing under special grow lights, at GB Sciences Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La. Views about medical marijuana appear to be changing across the South, where efforts to legalize it have long been stymied by Bible Belt politics. Medical cannabis is legal now in 33 states, but most Southern states remain among the holdouts. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 14, 2020 - 8:51 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Facing a potentially historic vote on whether to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Republican lawmaker John Schickel is conflicted. A retired law enforcement officer, Schickel once steadfastly opposed medical cannabis, but his stance has softened. Now he says he's...
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February 23, 2020 - 6:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Several cities in western Germany canceled their traditional carnival parades on short-notice Sunday, citing severe weather conditions including gusty winds and heavy rains. In Cologne, the famous school and neighborhood parades were canceled and in nearby Duesseldorf the carnival...
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The Vera Wang collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 12, 2020 - 1:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Vera Wang is a big name on red carpets, and in the bridal business. For New York Fashion Week, she wanted to do something totally different, she says. She calls the concept “breaking down evening," and by that she means literally breaking it down, as in deconstructing traditional...
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President Donald Trump returns to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, from a campaign trip to Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 20, 2020 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial is called to order in the Senate this week, he won’t be watching from inside the chamber or on television from the White House. He'll be thousands of miles away at the Davos economic forum in the Swiss Alps, trying to charm...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., left, leaves as ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., seated right, speaks after adjournment following a marathon debate during a markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote, shutting down a divisive 14-hour session that dragged with sharp partisan divisions but has been expected to end with the charges being sent to the full House for a vote next week. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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December 13, 2019 - 6:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday after abruptly shutting down a 14-hour session late Thursday following a marathon slog through Republican amendments aimed at killing the charges. Approval of the...
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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, right, speaks with from left Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters, D-Calif., second from right, during a news conference to unveil articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 10, 2019 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, setting up a historic vote in the days before Christmas. The articles charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and argue that he is a “threat to national...
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President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives on Air Force One Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 30, 2019 - 10:26 am
JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that black legislators planning to boycott his appearance at a Virginia event commemorating the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy are going "against their own people." Trump said African Americans "love the job" he's doing...
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House Speaker Glen Casada, R-Franklin, center, waits for the start of a meeting of the House Republican Caucus at a hotel Monday, May 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The caucus is met to discuss the future of Casada, who is ensnarled in a texting scandal. The caucus returned a 45-24 vote of no confidence for Casada. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 20, 2019 - 8:05 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House Republicans cast a historic vote of no confidence Monday in Speaker Glen Casada over a series of scandals engulfing him, but Casada swiftly rejected mounting pressure to step aside. "I'm disappointed in the results of today's caucus vote," Casada said in a...
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