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FILE - In this April 22, 2014, file photo, people sit on camp chairs at a popular viewing point to watch the sunset on Uluru, Australia. A climbing ban from late Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 on the sandstone monolith called Uluru that dominates Australia’s arid center marks indigenous Australians finding a new voice in national decision-making. The rock has long been celebrated as a prized peak to conquer and a sacred site to be revered, but with the ban, the pendulum is swinging decisively toward the rock’s cultural significance to its traditional owners. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
October 24, 2019 - 9:44 pm
ULURU, Australia (AP) — The sandstone monolith called Uluru that dominates Australia's arid center has long been celebrated as a prized peak to be conquered and a sacred site to be revered. But the pendulum is scheduled to take a major swing away from the throngs of international selfie-seekers...
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Tourists take snapshot of the Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa, at the Louvre museum, in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. The Louvre, the home of the "Mona Lisa," is commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci's death with a landmark new exhibit. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 24, 2019 - 10:56 am
PARIS (AP) — Visitors are crowding into the Louvre museum in Paris to see a major retrospective of Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings. The exhibition of paintings, drawings and sketches opened Thursday to mark the 500th anniversary of the Italian master's death. The museum says 260,000 tickets have...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, two of the final steel beams with signatures along with the American, Seminole Tribe, and the State flags are hoisted during the "Topping Out" ceremony where the beams of the highly anticipated project were ceremonially set atop the giant framework of the guitar shaped tower in Hollywood, Fla. It looks like the guitar Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page played. But this one is 450 feet (137 meters) tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole Tribe wants to become South Florida's latest tourist destination. The Guitar Hotel's grand opening is Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, on the tribe's land in Hollywood. It's the latest step in the Seminole Hard Rock empire, which includes naming rights on the Miami-area stadium where the 2020 Super Bowl will be played. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP, File)
October 24, 2019 - 9:19 am
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — It looks like the guitar Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page played. But this one is 450 feet (137 meters) tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole Tribe wants to become South Florida's latest tourist destination. The Guitar Hotel's grand opening is Thursday on the tribe's land...
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October 24, 2019 - 7:59 am
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — It looks like the guitar Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page played. But this one is 450 feet (137 meters) tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole Tribe wants to become South Florida's latest tourist destination. The Guitar Hotel's grand opening is Thursday on the tribe's land...
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FILE - This Aug. 20, 2016 file photo shows Chuck D of the band Prophets of Rage performing during their "Make America Rage Again Tour" in Camden, N.J. Chuck D is this year’s winner of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate. Chuck D was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 as part of the groundbreaking hip-hop group Public Enemy. He’ll be honored at a ceremony in Tulsa, Okla., on Nov. 16. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
October 23, 2019 - 2:19 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rapper Chuck D is this year's winner of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate. Chuck D was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 as part of the groundbreaking hip-hop group Public Enemy. He'll be honored at...
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October 23, 2019 - 12:25 pm
CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A painting seized by the Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 has been recovered from a museum in upstate New York by the FBI. The work, "Winter" by American artist Gari Melchers, was part of the collection at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie until Sept. 10, according to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2011, file photo, South Korean invested villas line the coastline of the Mount Kumgang resort, also known as Diamond Mountain, in North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
October 22, 2019 - 11:17 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site. Pyongyang's...
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October 22, 2019 - 9:09 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site. Pyongyang's...
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FILE - In this Jan 8, 2016, file photo, Burns resident Steve Atkins, left, talks with Ammon Bundy, center, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, following a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. Bundy’s family played central roles in a 2014 standoff over grazing fees in Nevada and the 2016 occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 21, 2019 - 7:01 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period marked by heightened tensions with anti-government groups and dwindling ranks of law enforcement officers, a congressional watchdog agency said Monday. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2016, file photo, a man stands guard after several organizations arrived at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. A new report from the Government Accountability Office highlights violence against public lands employees amid heightened tensions with anti-government groups. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 21, 2019 - 5:01 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period marked by heightened tensions with anti-government groups and dwindling ranks of law enforcement officers, a congressional watchdog agency said Monday. The...
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