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FILE - In this July 16, 2004, file photo, a gray wolf is seen at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Wyoming is looking ahead to its first wolf-hunting season in four years now that a court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)
April 26, 2017 - 7:13 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will hold a wolf hunt for the first time in four years this fall now that a federal court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said Wednesday. Planning is now underway for the hunt in northwestern...
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Laura Seylar, registrar of Collections Management, slides open a section of the art rack at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, Md., Monday, April 24, 2017. The art racks holds painting and other hanging art made during the period or the Holocaust and works showing memories of the Holocaust made by survivors.The Shapell Center is a new state-of-the-art facility that will house the collection of record of the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 24, 2017 - 6:11 pm
BOWIE, Md. (AP) — The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. A gift for her second birthday, it was the only toy she possessed during the approximately three years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, just five blocks from the house...
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April 23, 2017 - 1:40 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A theme park and a baseball team are changing their schedules because of heavy rain moving through the Carolinas. Near Charlotte, Carowinds theme park along the state line between North and South Carolina announced on Twitter that it was closing at 1 p.m. Sunday due to the...
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April 22, 2017 - 7:40 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, April 6, 2017, visitors attend the exhibition of renowned avant-garde collection from the Savitsky State Art Museum of Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan, opened in the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in Moscow, Russia. More than 200 paintings from the Savitsky State Art Museum of Karakalpakstan went on display in Moscow, a rare traveling exhibit from the gallery widely regarded as having the world's second-best collection of Soviet avant-garde art. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
April 22, 2017 - 12:54 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Lysenko's painted bull stares with flat black eyes like a double-barrel shotgun, one of his horns festooned in a mosaic of bright rectangles, the tip of his tail stretched toward a glowing orange globe that may be the sun. Over the years, the painting has become one of the...
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Workmen make preparations for the upcoming 2017 NFL football draft on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. When the NFL chose Philadelphia to host the 2017 draft, they insisted on holding the three-day event at the Art Museum in front of the iconic Rocky steps. Mayor Jim Kenney and city officials made it happen so construction crews are putting together a 3,000-seat theater for an extravaganza that's expected to draw about 200,000 people to the venue. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 22, 2017 - 12:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yo, Roger, they did it. When the NFL chose Philadelphia to host the 2017 draft, it quickly became clear one of the world's most famous movie locations would be the perfect site to hold the three-day extravaganza. "We had talked about a couple different venues for the NFL and...
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In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 photo, Carol Mersch holds a copy of a microfilm Bible that flew in orbit around the moon on Apollo 13 during an interview in her home in Tulsa, Okla. Behind her are some of the photographs and space program memorabilia she has collected. Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space are today landlocked inside an Oklahoma court vault while a legal battle rages in two states over their rightful owner. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 22, 2017 - 11:06 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is the rightful owner of the celestial keepsakes. Eight of the 10 tiny holy books in dispute landed...
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This Thursday, April 20, 2017 photo provided by Strategy PR shows director Kathryn Bigelow at the Tribeca Film Festival Virtual Arcade in New York. On Friday, the Oscar-winning director premiered her first VR experience, “The Protectors: Walk in the Rangers’ Shoes,” an 8-minute, 360-degree plunge into the lives of the Garamba National Park rangers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. National Geographic will release the film May 1 on the VR app Within, and on YouTube and Facebook360 the following week. (Kathryn Bigelow/Strategy PR via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 8:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality. The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her first VR experience, "The...
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April 21, 2017 - 7:25 am
WALLAND, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park is celebrating the start of the final paving project in the Foothills Parkway. A park news release says an event Thursday commemorated the start of the last initiative for the uncompleted 16-mile section of road between Walland and Wears...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017 file photo, a crowd fills Independence Avenue during the Women's March on Washington, in Washington. The major protests in Washington that have greeted President Donald Trump’s first year in office are set to return in force, continuing an already expensive year for city officials who work to keep people safe during mass gatherings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The major protests in Washington that have greeted President Donald Trump's first year in office are set to return in force, continuing an already expensive year for city officials who work to keep people safe during mass gatherings. With polls showing Trump facing unusually...
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