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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2001 file photo Linda Johnson Rice, president and chief operating officer of Jet magazine, looks over awards and recognitions won by the magazine in its 50-year lifetime at Jet's Chicago headquarters. The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But it's also causing some to mourn the fact that the prints won't fully be in the hands of an African American-owned entity. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 25, 2019 - 9:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Darren Walker was featured in The New York Times two decades ago, his grandmother asked when he would appear in "The Jet." "Until you made it in The Jet, you haven't made it in the African American community," Walker said. "That story is a metaphor for the reverence...
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July 25, 2019 - 7:52 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say final findings show there's no radiation exposure from uranium ore samples that poses a health risk for employees and visitors at Grand Canyon National Park. Park officials announced in February that they were investigating whether anyone was...
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July 25, 2019 - 6:18 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas area and Denver have been identified as the two finalists to become the new home for the $150 million National Medal of Honor Museum. The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is expected to make a final decision by October. The museum currently is located...
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FILE- This April 30, 2015 photo shows an exterior view of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Seven artists have asked the museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law-enforcement supplies including tear gas. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
July 25, 2019 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The vice chairman of New York's Whitney Museum of American Art resigned Thursday, days after eight artists asked to withdraw their work from a biennial exhibition over his ownership of a company that makes tear gas. "It is with great sadness and disappointment that I inform you of...
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A girl cools off by standing in a park fountain in Antwerp, Belgium, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Belgium braced itself for code red, extreme heat warning, on Thursday as temperatures soared during the second heat wave of the summer. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
July 25, 2019 - 1:45 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the record-breaking heat wave hitting Europe (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Germany's National Meteorological Service says a new national high temperature record has been set for the third time in a day. The meteorological service said the temperature reached 42.6 degrees...
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July 25, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York county fair appearance by the Southern rock group Confederate Railroad has been scratched after objections over its name and the use of the Confederate flag in its logo. A spokesman for Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan says Thursday the band will not be...
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July 24, 2019 - 4:48 am
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are inviting the public to help with an effort to research the African American experience in southern Appalachia. According to a news release, participants in open house events will have the opportunity to learn about the...
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In this remote camera image by Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam, released by the U.S. Forest Service, a young bald eagle, upper right, that the public watched hatch online on a Southern California mountain, fledges its nest Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in the San Bernardino National Forest. San Bernardino National Forest spokesman Zach Behrens says the juvenile male let out a call at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday and flew off screen. Bald eagles typically fledge between 10 and 12 weeks of age but this one waited until he was 14 weeks old. (Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam/U.S. Forest Service via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 7:07 pm
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A young bald eagle that the public watched hatch online in a Southern California mountain nest has finally made its first flight. San Bernardino National Forest spokesman Zach Behrens says the juvenile male let out a call at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday and flew off screen. Bald...
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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2018 file photo shows Miss New York Nia Franklin, center, reacting after being named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City, N.J. The Miss America Organization says this year's pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in Uncasville, Connecticut. It will be broadcast on NBC Dec. 19, in a switch from recent broadcaster ABC. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)
July 23, 2019 - 5:27 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There she is. Here she isn't. Miss America is leaving Atlantic City for the second time, trading one casino town for another in a move that caps a whirlwind of change at the nearly century-old pageant. This year's pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in...
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, shows the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in Buxton, N.C. The National Park Service said Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that 39-year-old Jamie Lester Underwood, of Winston-Salem, pleaded guilty to vandalizing the lighthouse's original bronze door last year. A federal judge ordered Underwood to pay $1,922 in restitution for repairs and placed him on one year of probation. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 23, 2019 - 4:36 pm
CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to vandalizing the more than century-old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse by carving initials into its bronze door with a pocketknife. A park service news release Tuesday said 39-year-old Jamie Lester...
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