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Is Columbus Day on the Way Out?

On Monday, federal workers and many others will get a day off for Columbus Day, a welcome respite from the workday routine. But for some, there will be little relaxation on the federal holiday as the legacy of Christopher Columbus comes under increasing scrutiny. Objections from increasingly mainstream portions of the American public have condemned the holiday in recent years.
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