Cultures

Participants compete in a dragon boat race as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong, Friday, June 7, 2019. Dragon boat races are in remembrance of Chu Yuan, an ancient Chinese scholar-statesman, who drowned in 277 B.C. while denouncing government corruption. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 07, 2019 - 6:20 am
HONG KONG (AP) — People in China and several other parts of Asia are competing in annual dragon boat races, a tradition with roots dating back more than 2,000 years. The dragon boats are built in the shape of war canoes and ornately carved and painted with dragon heads and tails. The largest boats...
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In this photo provided by the Navajo Nation, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, center, tours Chaco Culture National Historical Park about 95 miles northeast of Gallup, New Mexico, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico is at Bernhardt's right. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is on his left. (Jared Touchin/Navajo Nation via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 5:16 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A top official with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday the agency is open to Congress considering legislation limiting federal leases for oil and natural gas development near a national park in New Mexico held sacred by Native Americans. Michael Nedd, the...
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A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard in front of Mao Zedong's portrait on Tiananmen Gate on the 30th anniversary of a bloody crackdown of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Critics say the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, which left hundreds, possibly thousands, dead, set the ruling Communist Party on its present course of ruthless suppression, summary incarceration and the frequent use of violence against opponents in the name of "stability maintenance." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 04, 2019 - 7:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China went into customary lockdown Tuesday for the 30th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, a telling reminder of the ruling Communist Party's emphasis in the ensuing...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, a copy of D.H Lawrence's book "Lady Chatterley's Lover" that was the judge's personal version used in the infamous 1960 Chatterley trial, on view in Sotheby's auction house in London. The British government has on Monday, May 13, 2019 used its powers to preserve the nation’s cultural treasures to halt the export of a tattered paperback copy of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The copy of the once-scandalous book was used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of Penguin Books, prosecuted in 1960 for publishing D.H. Lawrence's novel about an affair between a wealthy woman and her husband's gamekeeper.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
May 13, 2019 - 10:56 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government used its powers to preserve the nation's cultural treasures on Monday to halt the export of a tattered paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover." The copy of the once-scandalous book was used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of Penguin Books. Penguin...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, a copy of D.H Lawrence's book "Lady Chatterley's Lover" that was the judge's personal version used in the infamous 1960 Chatterley trial, on view in Sotheby's auction house in London. The British government has on Monday, May 13, 2019 used its powers to preserve the nation’s cultural treasures to halt the export of a tattered paperback copy of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The copy of the once-scandalous book was used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of Penguin Books, prosecuted in 1960 for publishing D.H. Lawrence's novel about an affair between a wealthy woman and her husband's gamekeeper.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
May 13, 2019 - 10:21 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government has used its powers to preserve the nation's cultural treasures to halt the export of a tattered paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover." The copy of the once-scandalous book was used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of Penguin Books, prosecuted in...
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Robert De Niro attends the screening for "The Apollo" during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at the Apollo Theater on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 25, 2019 - 8:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater. Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" premiered at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85-year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The...
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This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows a scene from Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo," which will kick off the annual festival on April 24. (Tribeca Film Festival via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater. Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" premiered at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85-year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, April 15, 2019, with the Eiffel Tower behind, left, flames and smoke rise from the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris that destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and prompted a frantic rescue effort to save its most precious artefacts. The recent devastating Notre Dame fire in Paris was a warning bell that all of Europe needs to hear, since so many monuments and palaces across the continent are in need of better upkeep according to European officials. “We are so used to our outstanding cultural heritage in Europe that we tend to forget that it needs constant care and attention,” Tibor Navracsics, the European Union’s top culture official, told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Thierry Mallet, FILE)
April 22, 2019 - 2:28 am
PARIS (AP) — It's a thin line where the patina of age on Europe's countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it's not. In the wake of the fire last week that gutted Notre Dame, a jewel of France, questions are being...
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Workers prepare to remove a statue from the damaged Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, Friday, April 19, 2019. Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 19, 2019 - 4:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 10 p.m. Architects and construction workers have now stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building. A fire brigade...
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People sit in a park near Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, Friday, April 19, 2019. Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 19, 2019 - 11:45 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The UN's cultural agency said the reconstruction of Notre Dame must protect the universal value of the site but that it doesn't mean the cathedral must be rebuilt exactly as it was. A...
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