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Trump calls Americans tearing down monuments ‘terrorists’ and promises ‘retribution’

President Donald Trump described Americans tearing down and defacing monuments “vandals,” “agitators” and even “terrorists” in a taped interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday evening. The president also promised “retribution” for those who continue to go after monuments, which protesters have targeted for glorifying racism. “Every night we’re going […]
Trump calls Americans tearing down monuments ‘terrorists’ and promises ‘retribution’
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400 National Guard troops stand ready to defend ‘key monuments’ in DC as Trump threatens statue vandals with a decade in prison

The US military has activated around 400 National Guard troops to defend “key monuments” in Washington, DC amid ongoing protests, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement. Troops will be unarmed and serving as a “uniformed deterrence,” supporting local law enforcement in a “civil disturbance and security role.” The Guard […]
400 National Guard troops stand ready to defend ‘key monuments’ in DC as Trump threatens statue vandals with a decade in prison
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Photos show how anti-racism protesters in the US and Europe are reclaiming monuments that glorify colonialism, slavery, or the Confederacy

Across the US and Europe, anti-racism protesters have been tearing down and defacing monuments dedicated to colonialists and Confederate soldiers. Protesters have been reclaiming the monuments with messages to support the Black Lives Matter movement and to signify contempt for police, after the death of George Floyd sparked international protests […]
Photos show how anti-racism protesters in the US and Europe are reclaiming monuments that glorify colonialism, slavery, or the Confederacy
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Venice, the Great Barrier Reef, and other World Heritage Sites are threatened by rising seas, massive storms, and extreme heat. Take a look at the damage.

Rising sea levels, climbing global temperatures, and extreme weather conditions have scientists concerned about the fate of the world’s landmarks. A group of researchers recently developed a Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) that helps determine which World Heritage Sites face the most precarious future. Landmarks that are in danger include the […]
Venice, the Great Barrier Reef, and other World Heritage Sites are threatened by rising seas, massive storms, and extreme heat. Take a look at the damage.
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7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn’t know

Washington, DC is home to America’s most historical landmarks. These landmarks attract thousands of visitors, but also have secrets and interesting backstories. A hidden crypt, a “whispering gallery,” and moon rocks can be found in DC. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. […]
7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn’t know
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13 of the world’s most controversial monuments

Not all monuments are universally beloved. While some simply took a while for locals to come around to, others still inspire controversy. That could be due to their subject matter, their histories, or their appearance. Monuments dedicated to Christopher Columbus are coming under fire for memorializing a polarising figure. Visit […]
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Disappointing photos of 10 famous monuments in real life

Many iconic monuments are worth the trek to see them in your lifetime, but unfortunately a lot of them aren’t. Some of the most famous monuments across the globe are nothing short of disappointing. Whether it’s the crowds, costs, or the monuments themselves, the reality of many popular tourist attractions […]
Disappointing photos of 10 famous monuments in real life
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These Yugoslavian Monuments Look Like Relics From An Alien Civilisation

The brutalist war memorials found throughout the former Yugoslavia were weird enough when they were built in the 1960s and 70s. Today, separated by the end of an architectural movement and the disintegration of the country, they seem almost alien. Belgian photographer Jan Kempenaers treats them purely as artistic objects […]
These Yugoslavian Monuments Look Like Relics From An Alien Civilisation