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In this May 23, 2015, photo the welcome sign is displayed on the outskirts of Homer, Alaska. The fishing town is the latest U.S. city to consider affirming its commitment to inclusion amid national concerns about the treatment of immigrants, religious minorities and others. Homer city leaders are expected to weigh a resolution Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, that says Homer will resist any efforts to profile “vulnerable populations.” (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
February 28, 2017 - 6:52 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A resolution aimed at promoting inclusivity in a small Alaska fishing community has been rejected after it proved too divisive. The Homer City Council on Monday night voted 5-1 against the measure, which was aimed at affirming Homer's commitment to inclusion amid national...
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Float riders toss beads during the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 28, 2017 - 12:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The streets of New Orleans are filled with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday marks the culmination of the Carnival season, which started Jan. 6. Mardi Gras is "the one...
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February 27, 2017 - 6:56 pm
KRAMER, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head-on, killing one woman and injuring 26 others in the Southern California high desert, according to the California Highway Patrol. It's unclear why the tour bus crossed into the westbound lanes of State Route 58 near...
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February 27, 2017 - 6:49 pm
KRAMER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a crash between a tour bus and two cars in California's Mojave Desert (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A fire official says the number of people injured in a fatal head-on crash between a tour bus and two cars has risen to 26. San Bernardino County Fire spokesman...
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A view of the the Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa) and of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, Italy, taken on Jan. 2, 2012. Pisa, of Leaning Tower fame, has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel. The wheel will be erected in what’s now a parking lot. From the top of the wheel, riders will be able to see both the tower and the nearby Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
February 26, 2017 - 4:37 pm
ROME (AP) — The Italian city of Pisa has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel to its roster of tourist attractions. The Tuscan city's culture commissioner, Andrea Ferrante, told state TV on Sunday that the big wheel will be roughly the height of Pisa's famed Leaning Tower, or more than 50-meters...
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Carnival King Momo, Fabio Damiao dos Santos Antunes, holds up the key to the city at a ceremony marking the official start of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Marcelo Crivella, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, opted not to attend the ceremony, and in his place Secretary of Culture Nilceia Nogueira, left, handed over the key. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)
February 24, 2017 - 8:33 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal. The world's most famous Carnival bash in Rio...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, Rodrigo and Nancy from Mexico, pose for a photographer under the Eiffel Tower as they are on honeymoon in Paris. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting the romantic city of Paris, tweeting about celebrating the attractiveness of Paris and marking the increased number of reservations from American tourists. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, FILE)
February 24, 2017 - 6:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, France's foreign minister and an American cinema luminary pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting the City of Light on Friday in a speech. Trump evoked his friend Jim, "a very, very substantial guy," in an address at the Conservative Political...
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Costumed patients from the Nise da Silveira Mental Health Institute wait for the start of their Carnival parade, coined in Portuguese: "Loucura Suburbana," or Suburban Madness, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Patients, their relatives and institute workers held their parade one day before the official start of Carnival. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 24, 2017 - 4:57 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers all over Brazil were getting Carnival celebrations started Friday, taking to the streets to dance samba, drink beer and other spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal. In Rio, home to the...
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In this Dec. 13, 2016 photo, Rob Phillips poses under a gate at his home with the old Anaconda smelter smokestack in the distance in Opportunity, Mont. Phillips is one of dozens of residents who are suing for the right to remove arsenic and other toxic metals from their land after they say federal officials and the smelter's owner botched the 34-year environmental cleanup. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
February 24, 2017 - 12:44 pm
OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) — George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination. The...
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This Jan. 20, 2017 photo shows the still-under-construction Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The 69-story tower has drawn praise for its sleek, twisting design. Prices for the condominiums have set records. But the politics of President Donald Trump have caused such outrage that the mayor won’t attend the Feb. 28 grand opening and has lobbied for a name change. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) /The Canadian Press via AP)
February 24, 2017 - 12:43 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The furies unleashed by Donald Trump's rise to the U.S. presidency are shaking Vancouver, where a gleaming new Trump International Hotel and Tower is about to open. The mayor wants its name changed. A city councilman calls it "over the top, glitz and glamor" that...
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