Cultures

Poland's President Andrzej Duda, second left, hands new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, left, and Beata Szydlo talk during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Morawiecki is to focus on developing Poland's economy and improving the government's image abroad. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 12, 2017 - 7:37 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is to outline his foreign and home policy goals, a day after he was sworn in and tasked with boosting the economy and Poland's image abroad. Morawiecki, who will deliver a policy speech later Tuesday, succeeds Beata Szydlo who for...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Anita Hill attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre in New York. Hill is meeting with more than 100 entertainment industry representatives Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, to discuss sexual harassment and how the scandal sparked by harassment and sexual abuse allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein can be turned into broad and sustained cultural change. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2017 - 7:52 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Anita Hill speaking to entertainment industry professionals about sexual harassment and its broad impacts on society and culture (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Anita Hill has told a room full of entertainment industry professionals her 1991 testimony about...
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A man shows a pizza cooked in the first stone oven which was used in the 1889 to make the first pizza Margherita in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Italy is waiting a decision by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to recognize to the Neapolitan pizza in the intangible cultural heritage list. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA Via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 11:23 am
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The city of Naples, often in headlines for its garbage woes and mafia violence, is celebrating international recognition of its tastier side. UNESCO on Thursday added the art of the Neapolitan pizza maker, or "pizzaiuolo," to its list of "intangible cultural heritage of...
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November 29, 2017 - 8:08 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession, has died. He was 84. White, who lived in Irvine, died of a heart attack on Nov. 21 near...
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A protestor shouts slogans during a demonstration for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2017 - 1:00 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Hundreds of women have marched in Paris to protest violence against women, with some telling French President Emmanuel Macron to increase funding to meet his ambitions for...
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November 23, 2017 - 4:56 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's review board is to meet Wednesday to consider 14 state properties for nomination to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. Zinke is complaining that Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to Zinke's review of presidentially designated monuments. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 10, 2017 - 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to his review of presidentially designated monuments. In a sharply worded letter to Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate's No. 2...
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In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, U.S. Army Col. Scott Jackson shows the patch for the Army's new Security Force Assistance Brigade as they train at Ft. Benning in Columbus, Ga. Jackson commands the brigade that is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan next year to help train and advise Afghan forces. The Army’s new training brigade is looking beyond traditional best practices to see if soldiers meet the cultural and personality criteria to train local forces in dramatically different cultures. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 07, 2017 - 3:59 am
FORT BENNING, Georgia (AP) — Army Col. Scott Jackson reaches out and grasps the hand of a male soldier. Their fingers interlaced, Jackson talks to the soldier for a few minutes and then asks if he feels uncomfortable. The soldier's answer: "A little bit." That could be a problem. As the Army...
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U.S. Charge d'Affaires to the UNESCO Chris Hegadorn delivers a speech as he addresses the 39th session of the General Conference at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Hegadorn's speech Saturday was the last American appearance at the UNESCO general conference before the U.S. formally withdraws from the agency next year. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
November 04, 2017 - 10:55 am
PARIS (AP) — The chief U.S. envoy at UNESCO says anti-Israel bias and opaque bureaucracy are hobbling the U.N. cultural agency and is urging deep reforms. Chris Hegadorn made the appeal Saturday at the agency's Paris headquarters in one of the last major American speeches to UNESCO before the U.S...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, during an interview in Richmond, Va. Virginia’s gubernatorial election stands as a test for the anti-Donald Trump resistance, and whether it can energize voters and donors for the less glamorous races featuring traditional Democratic politicians. The Nov. 7 contest pits Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a physician, Army veteran and former state senator, against Gillespie, onetime aide to President George W. Bush and former head of the Republican Party.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
October 28, 2017 - 11:32 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's gubernatorial election stands as a test for the anti-Donald Trump resistance, and whether it can energize voters and donors for the less glamorous races featuring traditional Democratic politicians. The Nov. 7 contest pits Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a...
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