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Foreign students in NC fear online classes mean deportation

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Although most North Carolina universities - including Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State - still plan to bring students back to campus for some in-person classes starting next month, international students are fearful of what could happ
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Foreign students in NC fear online classes mean deportation

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Although most North Carolina universities - including Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State - still plan to bring students back to campus for some in-person classes starting next month, international students are fearful of what could happen if classes move entirely online. They would be forced ...

As beach towns open, businesses are short foreign workers

BOSTON (AP) - At this time of the year, The Friendly Fisherman on Cape Cod is usually bustling with foreign students clearing tables and helping prepare orders of clam strips or fish and chips. But because of a freeze on visas, Janet Demetri won't be employin
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As beach towns open, businesses are short foreign workers

BOSTON (AP) - At this time of the year, The Friendly Fisherman on Cape Cod is usually bustling with foreign students clearing tables and helping prepare orders of clam strips or fish and chips. But because of a freeze on visas, Janet Demetri won't be employing the 20 or so ...

Puerto Rico questions Spain's legacy as statues tumble in US

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase i
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Puerto Rico questions Spain's legacy as statues tumble in US

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. ...

Bridgeport mayor sues airline over dog bite

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Bridgeport’s mayor is suing Delta Airlines over a dog bite he says he suffered on a flight. A suit filed in state Superior Court alleges Mayor Joe Ganim was sitting in his seat on a Delta flight in November 2018 when he was bitten
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Bridgeport mayor sues airline over dog bite

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Bridgeport’s mayor is suing Delta Airlines over a dog bite he says he suffered on a flight. A suit filed in state Superior Court alleges Mayor Joe Ganim was sitting in his seat on a Delta flight in November 2018 when he was bitten by ...

Legal challenge to Sununu moves forward; museum to reopen

A challenge to Republican New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s spending authority during the coronavirus pandemic is moving ahead, with both sides filing arguments with the court. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate sued Sununu in April, arguing that su
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Legal challenge to Sununu moves forward; museum to reopen

A challenge to Republican New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s spending authority during the coronavirus pandemic is moving ahead, with both sides filing arguments with the court. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate sued Sununu in April, arguing that such spending requires approval by the Legislature’s fiscal committee. A Superior ...

Conservation groups upset by North Cascades grizzly decision

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north central Washington state have long been considered prime habitat for threatened grizzly bears, so environmental groups are upset the Trump administration scrappe
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Conservation groups upset by North Cascades grizzly decision

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north central Washington state have long been considered prime habitat for threatened grizzly bears, so environmental groups are upset the Trump administration scrapped plans to reintroduce the apex predators there. U.S. Secretary of the Interior ...

South Carolina Railroad Museum reopening for summer rides

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Railroad Museum is reopening train rides for the summer this weekend. Passengers will be able to book tickets online for rides scheduled starting Saturday, the museum said in a news release. Passengers in the open ai
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South Carolina Railroad Museum reopening for summer rides

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Railroad Museum is reopening train rides for the summer this weekend. Passengers will be able to book tickets online for rides scheduled starting Saturday, the museum said in a news release. Passengers in the open air coach cars or privately booked caboose trains ...

Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough tourists

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - A fish eagle swoops over the water to grab a fish in its talons and then flies to its nest. Nearby are a martial eagle, a black eagle, an Egyptian vulture and hundreds of other birds. With an estimated 400 species of birds on an idylli
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Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough tourists

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - A fish eagle swoops over the water to grab a fish in its talons and then flies to its nest. Nearby are a martial eagle, a black eagle, an Egyptian vulture and hundreds of other birds. With an estimated 400 species of birds on an idyllic ...

Woodburn sues Marion County over COVID-19 isolation shelter

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) - The City of Woodburn is suing Marion County over a COVID-19 isolation shelter at a Super 8 Hotel. The lawsuit was filed Thursday following a directive by the Woodburn City Council, the Statesman Journal reported. Attorneys for the cit
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Woodburn sues Marion County over COVID-19 isolation shelter

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) - The City of Woodburn is suing Marion County over a COVID-19 isolation shelter at a Super 8 Hotel. The lawsuit was filed Thursday following a directive by the Woodburn City Council, the Statesman Journal reported. Attorneys for the city seek a court order against ...

The Descendants: Photographer Drew Gardner Recreates Portraits of Historically Significant Figures

To prepare for a recent portrait, Shannon LaNier pulled a black coat over his head and wrapped a thick, layered collar around his neck, a costume to match what Thomas Jefferson wore in an iconic 18th-century painting. The Houston news anchor was participatin
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The Descendants: Photographer Drew Gardner Recreates Portraits of Historically Significant Figures

To prepare for a recent portrait, Shannon LaNier pulled a black coat over his head and wrapped a thick, layered collar around his neck, a costume to match what Thomas Jefferson wore in an iconic 18th-century painting. The Houston news anchor was participating in an ongoing series by British photographer Drew Gardner that recreates photographs, paintings, and other images of historical figures by styling their descendants in similar garb. LaNier’s photograph is particularly significant, though, because he’s the sixth-great grandson of Jefferson and Sally Hemmings, who the third U.S. More

U.S. drops injunction request in dispute over trail project

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped a request asking a federal judge to prohibit an Idaho man from flying his helicopter near work crews building a public trail on an easement crossing private land. The department said it accepted M
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U.S. drops injunction request in dispute over trail project

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped a request asking a federal judge to prohibit an Idaho man from flying his helicopter near work crews building a public trail on an easement crossing private land. The department said it accepted Michael Boren’s statements in court documents ...

American Airlines threatens to cancel some Boeing Max orders

DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines is warning Boeing that it could cancel some overdue orders for the grounded 737 Max unless the plane maker helps line up new financing for the jets, which has become more expensive as the coronavirus pandemic has crippled airli
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American Airlines threatens to cancel some Boeing Max orders

DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines is warning Boeing that it could cancel some overdue orders for the grounded 737 Max unless the plane maker helps line up new financing for the jets, which has become more expensive as the coronavirus pandemic has crippled airlines, according to people familiar with the ...

Descend into the Elaborately Decorated Tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses VI Through This 3D Virtual Tour

A stunning 3D virtual tour from the Egyptian Tourism Authority takes viewers deep into the heavily detailed tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses VI. Named Tomb KV9, the underground structure has a long corridor leading down to the now-broken sarcophagus, and both walls a
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Descend into the Elaborately Decorated Tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses VI Through This 3D Virtual Tour

A stunning 3D virtual tour from the Egyptian Tourism Authority takes viewers deep into the heavily detailed tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses VI. Named Tomb KV9, the underground structure has a long corridor leading down to the now-broken sarcophagus, and both walls and the ceiling are inscribed with writings from ancient Egyptian texts and astronomical renderings. The fifth ruler of the Twentieth Dynasty of Egypt, Ramesses VI’s reign lasted for about eight years in the 12th century BC. More

Conceptual Photographs by Can Dagarslani and Sophie Bogdan Fall at the Intersection of Joy and Absurdity

A Berlin-based creative duo, photographer Can Dagarslani and model Sophie Bogdan consider the curvature and adaptability of the human body in a series of quirky, spirited photographs. Generally shot outdoors with only natural light, each image employs heavil
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Conceptual Photographs by Can Dagarslani and Sophie Bogdan Fall at the Intersection of Joy and Absurdity

A Berlin-based creative duo, photographer Can Dagarslani and model Sophie Bogdan consider the curvature and adaptability of the human body in a series of quirky, spirited photographs. Generally shot outdoors with only natural light, each image employs heavily composed elements of color, space, perspective, and texture, whether captured through a trail of black balloons, a playful shadow figure, or a rigid Bogdan resting on a mossy terrain. The conceptual photographs explore the intersections of social dynamics, relationships, identity, and love. More

Conceptual Photographs by Can Dağarslanı and Sophie Bogdan Fall at the Intersection of Joy and Absurdity

An Istanbul-based creative duo, photographer Can Dağarslanı and model Sophie Bogdan consider the curvature and adaptability of the human body in a series of quirky, spirited photographs. Generally shot outdoors with only natural light, each image employs h
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Conceptual Photographs by Can Dağarslanı and Sophie Bogdan Fall at the Intersection of Joy and Absurdity

An Istanbul-based creative duo, photographer Can Dağarslanı and model Sophie Bogdan consider the curvature and adaptability of the human body in a series of quirky, spirited photographs. Generally shot outdoors with only natural light, each image employs heavily composed elements of color, space, perspective, and texture, whether captured through a trail of black balloons, a playful shadow figure, or a rigid Bogdan resting on a mossy terrain. The conceptual photographs explore the intersections of social dynamics, relationships, identity, and love. More

Summer getaway can begin: New UK quarantine rules in place

LONDON (AP) - The traditional British summer getaway to the sun-soaked beaches of the Mediterranean Sea is set to pick up steam Friday as U.K. quarantine restrictions are removed from dozens of countries, including France, Greece and Italy. But with many flig
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Summer getaway can begin: New UK quarantine rules in place

LONDON (AP) - The traditional British summer getaway to the sun-soaked beaches of the Mediterranean Sea is set to pick up steam Friday as U.K. quarantine restrictions are removed from dozens of countries, including France, Greece and Italy. But with many flights still canceled, holiday resorts still working on ensuring ...

China vows retaliation against US sanctions over Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) - China said Friday it will retaliate against U.S. officials and institutions following Washington’s imposition of sanctions on three local officials of the ruling Communist Party over human rights abuses in the northwestern region of Xinjiang
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China vows retaliation against US sanctions over Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) - China said Friday it will retaliate against U.S. officials and institutions following Washington’s imposition of sanctions on three local officials of the ruling Communist Party over human rights abuses in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. China will “definitely fight back” against actions it considers interference in ...

Fantasy Fest in Florida Keys canceled because of coronavirus

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - The risk of coronavirus transmission has prompted organizers in the Florida Keys to cancel this year's Fantasy Fest. Key West's annual masking and costuming festival had been scheduled for Oct. 16-25, but festival director Nadene Grossma
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Fantasy Fest in Florida Keys canceled because of coronavirus

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - The risk of coronavirus transmission has prompted organizers in the Florida Keys to cancel this year's Fantasy Fest. Key West's annual masking and costuming festival had been scheduled for Oct. 16-25, but festival director Nadene Grossman Orr said Thursday that the 41st edition will not ...

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

PHOENIX (AP) - International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America
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Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

PHOENIX (AP) - International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America. The students from countries as diverse as India, China and ...

Nets sign veterans Beasley, Crawford as substitute players

NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn Nets plugged a couple holes in their roster Thursday with a pair of well-traveled veteran scorers. The Nets signed three-time Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley as substitute players for the remainder of the
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Nets sign veterans Beasley, Crawford as substitute players

NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn Nets plugged a couple holes in their roster Thursday with a pair of well-traveled veteran scorers. The Nets signed three-time Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley as substitute players for the remainder of the season. The Nets will resume play ...

Nevada church appeals virus attendance cap to Supreme Court

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Leaders of a rural Nevada church are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend the state’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings while an appellate court considers their claim that COVID-19 restrictions treating casinos and others more leni
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Nevada church appeals virus attendance cap to Supreme Court

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Leaders of a rural Nevada church are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend the state’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings while an appellate court considers their claim that COVID-19 restrictions treating casinos and others more leniently violate their constitutional right to freely exercise their beliefs. ...

Mount Rushmore fireworks cost South Dakota $1.5 million

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota spent approximately $1.5 million for its Independence Day celebration that featured a speech from President Donald Trump and fireworks above the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Department of Tourism announced on Thu
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Mount Rushmore fireworks cost South Dakota $1.5 million

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota spent approximately $1.5 million for its Independence Day celebration that featured a speech from President Donald Trump and fireworks above the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Department of Tourism announced on Thursday. The estimate covers all security, transportation and pyrotechnics for the event, ...

Berries, Cookies, and Salami Slices Anonymize Vintage Portraits by Digital Artist Harriet Moutsopoulos

Telling someone that there’s an errant herb stuck between their teeth or a dot of sauce just below their lip is likely to spur embarrassment, so noting that they’re covered in egg or raspberry or a gloopy mound of ketchup might be too much to bear
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Berries, Cookies, and Salami Slices Anonymize Vintage Portraits by Digital Artist Harriet Moutsopoulos

Telling someone that there’s an errant herb stuck between their teeth or a dot of sauce just below their lip is likely to spur embarrassment, so noting that they’re covered in egg or raspberry or a gloopy mound of ketchup might be too much to bear. Harriet Moutsopoulos, though, helps her subjects save face by completely masking their distinct features with singular bites of fruit, bowls of ice cream, and slices of salami, ensuring their anonymity. More

Camp using Vermont hotel for 3-week stay told to reduce size

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A New Jersey summer camp that brought several hundred students to Vermont for a three-week stay at a Rutland hotel has been told the hotel is overcapacity. After the state inspected the Holiday Inn in the town of Rutland, officials with ca
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Camp using Vermont hotel for 3-week stay told to reduce size

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A New Jersey summer camp that brought several hundred students to Vermont for a three-week stay at a Rutland hotel has been told the hotel is overcapacity. After the state inspected the Holiday Inn in the town of Rutland, officials with camp Zichron Chaim were given ...

Man plotting Pride attack in UK jailed for at least 25 years

LONDON (AP) - A man who plotted to attack last year's gay Pride parade in London in a knife and gun rampage has been jailed for at least 25 years. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 29, who aspired to hit other London tourist destinations, unwittingly revealed his plan
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Man plotting Pride attack in UK jailed for at least 25 years

LONDON (AP) - A man who plotted to attack last year's gay Pride parade in London in a knife and gun rampage has been jailed for at least 25 years. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 29, who aspired to hit other London tourist destinations, unwittingly revealed his plans to undercover officers. He ...

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