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America’s newest national park is twice the size of Texas and underwater

The Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument is so big it makes the Lone Star state look like a stroll in the park.

Atheists Lose: Oklahoma Judge Dismisses 10 Commandments Lawsuit

Score one for the good guys: The privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an

Oklahoma judge says Ten Commandments marker can stay at state Capitol

last weekNews : The Raw Story

An Oklahoma judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit that sought the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from state Capitol grounds as an unconstitutional use of public property to endorse religion. Oklahoma County District Court Judge Thomas Prince sided with the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation...

Oklahoma Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Ten Commandments Monument

You knew there would be problems when Oklahoma state officials approved a Ten Commandments monument outside the building in 2009 and built it in 2012: The ACLU of Oklahoma sued the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission last year saying that it was unconstitutional to have a Christian monument like this on state property:

Skinner sets United States record with $24.7 million sale of a Qing Dynasty vase

last weekArts : Artdaily

A monumental Fencai Imperial Qing Dynasty vase auctioned for $24.7 million at Skinner last night, setting a record as the top grossing lot ever sold in New England, and topping all sales of Qing Dynasty vases in the U.S. The SkinnerShow More Summary

Neolithic necropolis with 20 monumental tombs found in France

A team of archaeologists from the National Institute for Preventative Archaeological Research (INRAP) has unearthed a vast Middle Neolithic necropolis with 20 monumental tombs in Fleury-sur-Orne, in the northwestern French state of Lower Normandy. Dating to around 4,500 B.C., the tombs are of the Passy kind, named after the municipality in Burgundy 70 miles southeast [...]

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 9 Recap: You Still Have Your Health?

On The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 Episode 9, the Garden State ladies each dealt with some life changes that are nothing short of monumental. Dina bid farewell to her assistant Luke, while Amber received surprising news from...Show More Summary

Stoplight: ‘Monuments Rule’

Have you ever visited the Four Corners Monument? You know, the only place in the country where four states come together? It’s a popular tourist spot. Everybody wants to get a photo while standing in four states at the same time. There were misguided news reports a few years ago that said the monument is […]

Enforcement of regulations at Grimsby cemetery

The letters are asking relatives to remove ornamental chippings from homemade kerb sets. The regulations state that ornamental chippings are only allowed if they are contained within a monumental kerb, supplied and fitted by a memorial mason. Over the next couple of months the cemetery will also be contacting families where graves have not been […]

Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Maryland

Point Lookout is the southernmost place on Maryland's western shore, and is now the site of a placid park dotted with monuments, but during the Civil War it was the site of one of the largest and likely most brutal prison camps operated by Northern forces. Show More Summary

An Open Records Request Revealed What Oklahoma Officials Really Think About the Satanic Temple’s Proposed Monument

Last December, the New York-based Satanic Temple made nationwide headlines when they said they wanted to donate a monument to be placed outside the Oklahoma State Capitol building, where a Ten Commandments monument already stood: That was later followed by a request from a Hindu group that wanted to erect a monument of Lord Hanuman.

Atheism as a Religion: A Book Excerpt

Atheists are also installing their own religious monuments across the United States. The atheist monument is further proof that atheism is a religion and in direct competition with theist religions for followers. Moreover, they have gone beyond telling people what they stand for and actually attack what others believe in.

Fracking wells at the Pittsburgh airport? Sure — what could go wrong?

Real potential for crisis lies in endangering one of the state’s greatest monuments, which can be found opposite the airport TGI Friday's.

Why Israel and Palestine Should Get Rid of Their Borders and Become Two Overlapping States

As the latest truce between Israel and Hamas hopefully takes root in Gaza, the world is confronted with a humanitarian disaster of monumental proportions. There are nearly 2,000 people dead and 10,000 injured, over 10,000 homes destroyed,...Show More Summary

This week in science: Think of the children!

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

What better use of tax incentives in 21st century America than a monument to religious fundamentalism and pseudoscience? A state tourism board gave preliminary approval on Tuesday for up to $18 million in tax rebates for a proposed full-sized replica of the massive ark as described in the book of Genesis. Show More Summary

Mosul Residents Fight Back as ISIS Tries to Destroy 840-Year-Old Muslim Monument

The Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, is in control of Mosul in Iraq, but the terrorist group is pushing their luck by targeting historic mosques and shrines. The last straw for the residents is the Crooked Minaret. The jihadists marched towards the 840-year-old tower and the people immediately protected it. Show More Summary

Finding Bigfoot: Four States, Four Times the Level of Squatch

The team from Finding Bigfoot travel to the Four Corners Monument. They split up each taking one of the four states looking for evidence of bigfoots. Will they walk away convinced that the Four Corners is super squatchy?

Looted Objects Smuggled from Mosul

Mosul in northern Iraq Iraqi antiquities and historic monuments, including churches and monasteries, have already come under attack in the region of Mosul since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL) took control of the city on June 10. Show More Summary

If This Texas County Installs a Ten Commandments Monument at the Courthouse, a Satanic One Could Follow

The Young County Commissioners Court (in Texas) just voted to place a Ten Commandments monument near the entrance to the Young County Courthouse. The monument, similar to the one at the Oklahoma State Capitol building, will be funded...Show More Summary

Crazy Horse Monument Sculptor’s Widow Continued Husband’s Legacy

The Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota is one of the most impressive man made displays in all of the United States and thanks to the sculptor’s widow — who continued her husband’s legacy after his death — it became a national draw, but on Wednesday she passed away. Ruth Ziolkowski was 87-years-old and had

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