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Europe

Italy has kept its fascist monuments and buildings. The reasons are complex

Unlike Germany, which after World War II underwent a rigorous de-Nazification effort, pride, rather than shame, is the emotion many Italians feel for the symbols of the country's fascist past.

A Eurasian eagle owl looks at students from a local school after the release of a 5-month-old red-tailed hawk September 29, 2010 in New York's Central Park. STAN HONDA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Simon Says

Opinion: The owl that became a New Yorker

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Opinion: The owl that became a New Yorker

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Democratic state attorneys general sue Biden administration over abortion pill rules

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Italy has kept its fascist monuments and buildings. The reasons are complex

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Supporters of Nigeria's Labour Party attend a rally at Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan, southwestern Nigeria, on Nov. 23, 2022. Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday to choose their next president. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What's at stake as Nigerians elect the president of Africa's largest democracy

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Ukraine invasion — explained

The key trends to watch in the Russia-Ukraine war

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The key trends to watch in the Russia-Ukraine war

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