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Cuomo defends Christopher Columbus statue

By Michael Gartland From New York Post New York State’s most prominent Italian-American politician is sticking up for Christopher Columbus. Appearing at the West Indian Day Parade on Monday, Gov. Cuomo said statues of the famous Italian explorer should remain…

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L.A. City Council replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on city calendar

By David Zahniser From Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city calendar, siding with activists who view the explorer as a symbol of genocide for native peoples in North America…