Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz dies at age 86
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Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz dies at age 86

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Renowned sculptor and fiber artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, Poland’s leading visual artist, has died at age 86, the rector of Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts said Friday, Apr. 21. Abakanowicz’ work was notable for her larger-than-life, headless human figures, arranged in crowds in open spaces. She primarily used thick fibers, hardened with … Continue reading

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Prostitute who gave Google exec fatal drug shot is deported
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Prostitute who gave Google exec fatal drug shot is deported

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal immigration officials said Friday, Apr. 7 they were deporting a California prostitute to Canada after she completed a jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter for giving a fatal heroin shot to a Google executive she had been entertaining aboard his yacht. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman James Schwab said a judge ordered … Continue reading

Thousands rally in support of Soros-founded school
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Thousands rally in support of Soros-founded school

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Some 70,000 people rallied in Budapest Sunday, Apr. 9 in support of a local university founded by American billionaire George Soros that is seen as a target for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s illiberal policies. The Hungarian-born Soros founded Central European University in 1991. Amendments to Hungary’s higher education law approved … Continue reading

Montenegro welcomes US Senate NATO approval
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Montenegro welcomes US Senate NATO approval

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro officials on Wednesday, Mar. 29 welcomed the U.S. Senate’s decision to ratify its entry into NATO, calling it a great step for the tiny Balkan nation. Montenegro is set to become NATO’s 29th member following the Senate’s overwhelming ratification on Tuesday. Russia, though, strongly opposes the Western military alliance’s expansion … Continue reading