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Messenger: A piece of dry land next to the Mississippi River is a monument to a bad flood policy Tony Messenger

The flood fight inspired. Hundreds and thousands of volunteers fill sandbags in a fight to beat the clock as the water trickles over levees or bubbles in sand boilers. They place them near houses and shops of strangers, on dams and in walls designed to keep rising water. Policemen, firefighters, members of the National Guard, children, and even prisoners are …

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Two people accused of vandalizing a University of North Carolina monument dedicated to slaves are arrested

Ryan Francis Barnett, 31, and Nancy Rushton McCorkle, 50, were arrested by UNC police on Monday. They were accused of denigrating the Unsung Founders Memorial on the morning of March 31 on the Chapel Hill campus. The monument was defaced with "racist and other unfortunate language," intergovernmental chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz said in a message posted on the University's website. …

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The tallest statue in the world: Meet the 93-YO Sculpting legend that created the monument

9 Three-year-old Ram Vanji Sutar is the celebrated sculptor who has given India a little over 8,000 sculptures in his illustrious career spanning seven decades. He is also the man behind the statue of Unity in the Narmada district of Gujarat, an ode to the legendary freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who also honors India's struggle for independence. Upon completion, …

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Neo-Confederates collection at the site of the fallen UNC monument

CHAPEL HILL, NC – What began on Thursday night as a peaceful demonstration of a fallen Confederation monument on the campus of the University of North Carolina on the Chapel Hill campus ended with three arrested people and the crowd in pepper spray. About 40 people turned up for a "Twilight Service" Alamance County, which retired Alamance County or ACTBAC, …

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Teen arrested in the vandalism of Navy SEAL Michael Murphy's monument, police said

Before becoming a Navy SEAL and dying to defend his country in Afghanistan, native patchoggler Michael Murphy protected swimmers and sunbathers as lifeguards on Lake Ronkonkoma. Murphy's altruism would have led him to counsel the teenager, whom Suffolk police accused of destroying a lake-facing monument honoring the Medal recipient, Murphy's father said on Friday. "Michael was the kind of person …

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