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  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice.
  • Indigenous leaders want less drilling near sacred sites

    SANTA FE, N.M. - Leaders of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo tribes expressed frustration Monday with federal oversight of oil and gas leases on public holdings near ancient Native American cultural sites and endorsed legislation to restrict natural gas development around Chaco Culture National Historic Park.
  • After spat, BBC spy show gets access to ancient Greek temple

    ATHENS, Greece - A panel of archaeologists has granted a British television crew access to an ancient site near Athens to film scenes for a TV adaptation of spy novelist John le Carre's "The Little Drummer Girl" — reversing a decision last week following strong government criticism.
  • Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

    CAIRO - Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, in what would be the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.
  • Ansari, Bezos, Flint heroes to be honoured for 'Ingenuity'

    WASHINGTON - A mother and a college professor who exposed the Flint, Michigan, water crisis are being honoured with American Ingenuity Awards.
  • Dakota Access pipeline work resumes near site of protest

    ST. ANTHONY, N.D. - Construction on the four-state Dakota Access pipeline resumed Tuesday on private land in North Dakota that's near a camp where thousands of protesters supporting tribal rights have gathered for months.
  • North Dakota says no Indian artifacts found at pipeline site

    BISMARCK, N.D. - A North Dakota state inspection of an oil pipeline site has found no sign of the Native American artifacts or human remains that an American Indian Tribe says are present, the state's chief archaeologist said in a draft memo.
  • Federal government halts work on part of pipeline project

    NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. - The federal government stepped into the fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline Friday, ordering work to stop on one segment of the project in North Dakota and asking the Texas-based company building it to "voluntarily pause" action on a wider span that an American Indian tribe says holds sacred artifacts.
  • Tomb radar: King Tut's burial chamber shows hidden rooms

    CAIRO - Radar scans of King Tutankhamun's burial chamber have revealed two hidden rooms, a tantalizing discovery that could resolve a mystery as old as the pyramids: What was the fate of Egypt's beautiful Queen Nefertiti?

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