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Tupelo neighborhood joins US list of historic places

Nov. 29, 2021 12:19 PM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A downtown Tupelo neighborhood has joined the National Register of Historic Places. Advocates learned about the designation in late September, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. The largely residential area...

Panel OKs bid to demolish Wright Brothers' 1st bike shop

Nov. 27, 2021 14:36 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Dayton Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the city’s request to demolish a 129-year-old historic building that once was the site of the Wright brothers’ first bike shop. The city wants to tear down the site because the building has...

Tribe that gave Missouri its name works to save its language

Nov. 25, 2021 17:09 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Before English, French or any European language was spoken in the spot of the map where Missouri sits, Native American tribes brought their own dialects to the region. One of those dialects was Chiwere, a Siouan language originally spoken by the...

Native American leaders say Chaco prayers being answered

Nov. 25, 2021 11:12 AM EST

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, N.M. (AP) — The stillness that enveloped Chaco Canyon was almost deafening, broken only by the sound of a raven's wings batting the air while it circled overhead. Then a chorus of leaders from several Native American tribes began...

Two historic properties in Tupelo could be demolished

Nov. 21, 2021 10:03 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A pair of historic buildings in downtown Tupelo could be demolished soon. City officials say the two North Spring Street structures, one of them being the Jefferson Davis Hotel, are a danger to the public. On Oct. 8, the city...

Indian tribes seek return of remains, artifacts from Alabama

Nov. 19, 2021 18:16 PM EST

Seven tribes are asking an Alabama university to return the remains of nearly 6,000 people excavated over the years from what once was one of the largest Native American settlements in North America. The Oklahoma-based Muscogee Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and five...

Sparks fly as neutral pronoun included in French dictionary

Nov. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — It’s a neutral pronoun that’s proving anything but: A nonbinary pronoun added to an esteemed French dictionary has ignited a fierce linguistic squabble in the country. Le Petit Robert introduced the word “iel” — an amalgamation of “il” (he)...

UN demands that Yemen's Houthi rebels free detained staffers

Nov. 17, 2021 14:26 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday demanded the release of two U.N. staffers detained earlier this month by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. U.N. officials were given assurances by senior Houthi officials last week that the two men, both Yemenis, would be...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 17, 2021 13:33 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 12, 2021. Editorial: Who should get financial Aid? Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum probably did not intend to set off a public debate about the best use of financial aid for college-bound students. But...

Biden boosts crime fighting efforts on Native American lands

Nov. 15, 2021 17:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday ordered several Cabinet departments to work together to combat human trafficking and crime on Native American lands, where violent crime rates are more than double the national average. Speaking at a White House summit on...