Cultures

A car drives on the main street of the former mill town Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. A few months after floodwaters devastated the town's main street for the second time in two years, authorities are moving to demolish roughly 5 percent of Ellicott City's historic district. (AP Photo/David McFadden)
August 23, 2018 - 5:59 pm
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Moving to safeguard the public after raging floodwaters engulfed a Maryland town's main street twice in two years, authorities have announced a plan to demolish roughly 5 percent of the buildings in the flood-prone historic district. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman...
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August 19, 2018 - 6:58 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A private school in Maryland has launched an investigation into allegations that a culture of sexual abuse existed in the 1970s with administrators' knowledge, a newspaper reported. The Washington Post reports two Baltimore lawyers are leading the investigation into...
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A local resident rides his motorcycle near portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the town of Rastan, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The Russian Defense Ministry said it is coordinating efforts to help Syrian refugees return home and rebuild the country's infrastructure destroyed by the civil war. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 16, 2018 - 12:49 pm
HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria (AP) — Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday, after an attack by the Islamic State group on a Syrian army base a day earlier killed seven troops. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman...
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August 13, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Books on human caging, early Detroit and African-American culture in Los Angeles are among this year's winners for works reflecting the country's diversity. The American Book Awards were announced Monday by the Before Columbus Foundation, founded in 1976 by author-poet Ishmael Reed...
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August 09, 2018 - 1:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British Museum said Thursday that it is returning to Iraq eight 5,000-year-old antiquities that were looted after the U.S.-led 2003 invasion of the country. The museum said the items, which include stamp seals, clay cones with cuneiform inscriptions and a bull-shaped marble...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, center, has a final word with Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., right, following a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 27, 2018 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Thursday about Hispanic members of Congress renewing their call for a national museum devoted to Latino history and culture, The Associated Press erroneously quoted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as saying she was moved by an art exhibit on immigration. The comments...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 22, 2014, Blue Bridge Benefits LLC agent Patricia Sarabia, right, and Adolfo Briceno, left, with Spanish Speaking LLC, help a potential customer with Blue Cross Blue Shield at a kiosk promoting Obama Care at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C. A new poll finds that more than half of Hispanic adults have encountered a communication barrier in the health care system. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, file)
July 27, 2018 - 2:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 6 in 10 Hispanic adults have had a difficult time communicating with a health care provider because of a language or cultural barrier, and when they do they often turn to outside sources for help, according to a new study conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 22, 2014, Blue Bridge Benefits LLC agent Patricia Sarabia, right, and Adolfo Briceno, left, with Spanish Speaking LLC, help a potential customer with Blue Cross Blue Shield at a kiosk promoting Obama Care at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C. A new poll finds that more than half of Hispanic adults have encountered a communication barrier in the health care system. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, file)
July 26, 2018 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 6 in 10 Hispanic adults have had a difficult time communicating with a health care provider because of a language or cultural barrier, and when they do they often turn to outside sources for help, according to a new study conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo, students follow a Tibetan-language lesson at the Lhasa-Beijing Experimental Middle School on the outskirts of Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China. An official Chinese Communist Party newspaper says Tibetan children have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer 2018 school holidays. (AP Photo/Aritz Parra, File)
July 24, 2018 - 1:03 am
BEIJING (AP) — Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has reported. The Global Times quoted an education official in the regional capital of Lhasa as saying that...
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People wait on the Place de la Concorde for the French soccer team Monday, July 16, 2018 in Paris. Following a victory lap down the packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open air bus, the squad that defeated Croatia 4-2 in the tournament final on Sunday attended an informal garden party hosted by President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
July 16, 2018 - 4:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — The welcome was grand, the emotion visceral as France's victorious World Cup team rolled down Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open-top bus Monday while tens of thousands of people cheered with unrestrained pride and jets streamed the national colors — blue, white, red — overhead...
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