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Road trip: Seeking Native American history in San Joaquin County and the Central Valley

Recordnet 17 May 2021
San Joaquin County offers several places with insight on the history of our Native American people ... The San Joaquin County Historical Museum offers an expanded Native Peoples Gallery, with insight into the Native Americans who have been living in San Joaquin County for more than 13,000 years.
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A pink hotel in Galveston? It's not so unusual

The Galveston Daily News 17 May 2021
When hotelier Mark Wyant announced Wednesday he was closing on acquisition of the hotel and renaming it the Grand Galvez Resort & Spa, he said he was committed to respecting the historical design of the 1911 Spanish Colonial Revival hotel ... In 1979, the hotel was nominated for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum hosts lecture series for county's sesquicentennial

The Post and Courier 17 May 2021
The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum's five-part lecture series, titled "Biography of Our Home ... A lot of people don’t know that the Aiken County Historical Museum is a public-private hybrid organization, which means the county government maintains the building and grounds and pays salaries, Virgo said.
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Islamic nations to approach UN General Assembly to protect Palestinians

Anadolu Agency 17 May 2021
The statement concluded by saluting "the steadfastness of the Palestinian people on their land and for their historic stand in the face of [Israel's] aggression and occupation”. Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip in airstrikes since May 10, killing at least 197 people, including 34 women and 58 children, as well as injuring 1,235 more people.
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Kroger, blasted for ending hazard pay, gave CEO $22 million

The Los Angeles Times 17 May 2021
“Kroger continues to reward and recognize our associates for their incredible work during this historic time,” a spokesperson said in an emailed statement ... The historically high rate of change underscores the colossal challenge of bringing back millions of people to the labor market as the economy reopens.
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Bitcoin tumbles after Musk implies Tesla may sell cryptocurrency

The Los Angeles Times 17 May 2021
Bitcoin is held by relatively few people, meaning that price swings can be magnified during low-volume periods ... The CDC says vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks indoors ... The historically high rate of change underscores the colossal challenge of bringing back millions of people to the labor market as the economy reopens.
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CRHS inducts Peoples, father into Hall of Fame

Johnson City Press 16 May 2021
The Clinchfield Railroad Historical Society inducted father and son Jack and A.J. “Alf” Peoples into the Clinchfield Hall of Fame on Saturday ... After retiring, Alf Peoples became involved with several different railroading organizations including the Clinchfield Railroad Historical Society and The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society.
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'Sins of our past': Apologies for 1970 Jackson St. shootings

Springfield News-Sun 16 May 2021
(AP) — The mayor of Mississippi's capital city and a state senator both apologized Saturday for shootings 51 years ago by city and state police officers that killed two people and injured 12 others on the campus of a historically Black college.
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Who’s missing? Top author stirs anger with ‘too white’ history

The Observer 16 May 2021
Richard Cohen was told by his publisher to produce new chapters and expand others after failing to sufficiently acknowledge the roles of black people and African Americans ...Black people have been invisible in history.” ... “It’s denigrating to the history of the world, and to black people in particular.”.
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For the People Act will reform, strengthen democracy

Rockford Register Star 16 May 2021
In a late night vote on March 3, the House of Representatives passed the historic democracy reform package, the For the People Act (HR1). Now in the hands of the Senate, the For the People Act, S1, is comprehensive legislation that will reform and strengthen our American democracy.
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Interview: Iraqi party leader says China's miraculous development an opportunity for world economy

China.dot.org 16 May 2021
With its own potentials, I think nobody can ignore that China is a major economic power in the world, and it can determine the growth of the world economy," Fahmi said, adding that the Chinese people's living conditions have also been continuously improved.
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Big crowd enjoys Siege at Fort Watauga

Johnson City Press 16 May 2021
That may explain part of the reason so many people came out for the Siege of Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. Park Manager Jennifer Bauer said there is no count of how many people attended the annual event, with people coming and going throughout the day and no admission cost.
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Cathedral Gorge day: A unique landscape that has gone from a garbage dump to an ...

St George News 16 May 2021
By 1875, the town grew to 500 people and boasted five mills and the first iron foundry in Eastern Nevada, a historical marker near the site says ... “Although a plant was erected here in 1880 to work the tailings deposited by the former mills, this failed to prevent the decline of Bullionville,” the historical marker reads.
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‘Historic’: Chile votes for who will draft new constitution

Al Jazeera 16 May 2021
Santiago, Chile – Maribel Mora Curriao, a Mapuche poet who lives in the Chilean capital, was excited to cast a ballot on Sunday in what she described as a “historic election for the Mapuche people” ...Today the voice of the people must be heard in this historic election.” ... It was 8.30am local time and very few people were around.
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Homowo: Significance of holy corn, feeding gods of Ga state

Graphic 16 May 2021
The Chiefs and people of Nungua last Sunday marked this year’s Djenten Nishwamo, a pre-Homowo rite performed to usher in the celebrations of the historical Homowo festival celebrated across the entire Ga state ... The people who prepare the dish, he said, were barred from talking but ...

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