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Chanting “Shame on Seattle” and “Tear it Down,” a crowd of Trump supporters surrounded the Lenin statue in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. Some Fremont residents countered their arguments.

2016-08-16

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Ukraine's parliament has banned communist symbols, but what does this mean for a country where every other town has a street named after Lenin? Lenin Avenue runs like a spine through Zaporizhya, a major city in Ukraine's industrial heartland.
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Rome's left-wing Mayor Walter Veltroni has clashed with the right-wing opposition over padlocks left by lovers on a bridge in the city. He has introduced fines for anyone leaving a padlock on a lamp post on the Ponte Milvio, over the Tiber river. Many young lovers have hung padlocks there, throwing the keys in the Tiber, so the lamp post is laden with them. The padlocks bear lovers' messages...

2007-03-01

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Evidence is emerging from Africa that colours were being used in a symbolic way perhaps 200,000 years ago. ... Being able to conceptualise - the ability to let one thing represent another - was a giant leap in human evolution. ... Colour symbolism is an abstraction and we cannot work this abstraction without language.

2006-09-10

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The U.S. economy ceased to function this week after unexpected existential remarks by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shocked Americans into realizing that money is, in fact, just a meaningless and intangible social construct. What began as a routine report before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday ended with Bernanke passionately disavowing the entire concept of currency, and negating in an instant the very foundation of the world...

2010-02-16

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Representatives from the nation's leading flag producer claimed that as many as 143 million deaths in the past two centuries can be attributed directly to the faulty U.S. models, which have been utilized extensively since the 18th century in sectors as diverse as government, the military, and public education...

2010-04-13

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The U.S. economy ceased to function this week after unexpected existential remarks by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shocked Americans into realizing that money is, in fact, just a meaningless and intangible social construct.

2010-08-16

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A linguistic mystery has arisen surrounding symbol-inscribed stones in Scotland that predate the formation of the country itself.

2010-08-11

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The death of Osama Bin Laden prompted jubilation across the US. The emotion was a reflection that not only was he the man behind the 9/11 attacks but also a shadowy figure who for 10 years had haunted the national psyche. His face became one of the most recognisable in the world.
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