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Fresh funding aims to revitalize Indigenous oral history

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Associated Press — A major effort is getting underway at several universities, tribal museums and libraries around the U.S. to digitize the oral histories...

A subdued year for Germany’s Carnival, thanks to the virus

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BERLIN — Germany’s renowned Carnival celebrations got underway Thursday but without any of their usual raucous revelry. ...

European deep freeze serves up fun, frustrations and danger

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Three workers in a boat hacked away at ice Thursday to create a watery barrier around the Dutch prime minister's...

Singer Ricky Martin joins efforts to build Pulse memorial

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Singer Ricky Martin will be a spokesman for a foundation that is building a memorial and museum to honor the 49...

Teen’s Civil War reenacting chicken found in Alabama

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CULLMAN, Ala. — A Mississippi teen who lost his Civil War-reenacting pet chicken Peep outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Alabama was reunited with...

Human festivities scrapped, Rio’s Carnival goes to the dogs

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival festivities may have been canceled, but nobody told the dogs. ...

Italy won’t open its ski slopes due to virus fears

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ROME — The Italian government on Sunday abruptly delayed opening Italy's beloved ski season because a coronavirus variant was detected in a good portion...

Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After hurtling hundreds of millions of miles through space since last summer, three robotic explorers are ready to hit the...

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo tigers test positive for COVID-19

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Two tigers at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19, zoo officials have announced. ...

Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea adds Earl Bennett to his staff

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has hired two more staff members, with former NFL wide receiver Earl Bennett as director of player...