Following weeks of protests after the police killing of a black man, people are looking carefully at racist ideas commonly found in everyday life. One result is that many businesses are changing the pictures and names that represent their products.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently, America's "#1 movie" has only been seen by two people, a weather reporter turns his back yard into a weather map, and a fisherman in Galicia, Spain turns up a 700-year-old statue.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Hong Kong passes a law protecting China's national anthem, the last person to get a pension from the US Civil War dies, and a sudden landslide in Norway sweeps eight houses into the sea.
Christo, the artist who worked to turn landscapes and buildings into massive, temporary works of art, died Sunday at age 84. Christo surprised the world again and again with the imagination and size of the artworks he created.
Archeologists working near Mexico City have discovered the bones of about 60 mammoths in an area that was a lake long ago. The scientists believe the area could hold the remains of hundreds more mammoths.
In spite of complaints from archeologists, the Egyptian government has moved four ancient statues from a 4,000-year-old temple and placed them in the center of a busy traffic circle in downtown Cairo.
Melting ice in the mountains of Norway has revealed items that have been frozen there since traders passed through over 1,000 years ago. The items were in nearly perfect condition, giving historians a fresh look at life during Viking times.
Scientists have discovered a bit of hand-made string that's around 50,000 years old. The prehistoric string suggests that ancient Neanderthals had more knowledge and skills than scientists realized.
Scientists have used modern technology to recreate the voice of an Egyptian mummy who's been dead for 3,000 years. During his lifetime, the mummy was a priest whose job was to sing and chant.