Urban renewal

People pray for the atomic bomb victims in front of the cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan during a ceremony to mark the 74th anniversary of the bombing Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Kyodo News via AP)
August 05, 2019 - 7:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima has marked the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with its mayor renewing calls for eliminating such weapons. Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised concerns in his peace address Tuesday about the rise of self-centered politics in the world and urged leaders to steadily...
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In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 photo, activist Jose Reuena, center in back row, holds a placard during a news conference and rally in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
August 04, 2019 - 9:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — When word spread that the Obama Presidential Center was coming to the lakefront park Tara Madison has watched through her apartment windows for a decade, she was elated at the idea of a gleaming facility honoring the president she supported and reviving rough sections of her...
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In this photo taken in 2013, architect Arata Isozaki is interviewed. Isozaki, credited with bringing together the East and West in his innovative designs, has been awarded this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize, known internationally as the highest honor in the field. The 2019 prize was announced Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (Kyodo News via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 9:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, credited with bringing together the East and West in his innovative designs, has been awarded this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize, known internationally as the highest honor in the field. The 2019 prize was announced Tuesday by the jury of the...
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In this Oct. 26, 2018 photo, a man walks past vacant rowhomes in the Harlem Park neighborhood of Baltimore. "There are whole sections of our city that look like 1980's Beirut," said Carol Ott, an advocate for tenants' rights in Baltimore who has helped bring the punishing scope of the decades-old problem to light. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 29, 2018 - 8:40 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — LaShelle Rollins' rental house in West Baltimore is wedged between a line of derelict properties valued only by street gangs, drug addicts and firefighters conducting arson drills. And even though her family's $700-a-month address sits across from a public school, they are among...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O'Rourke is still playing hard to get. The Democratic congressman murmured "No decision. No decision on that," when pressed about launching a White House bid during a town hall Friday, Dec. 14 in his native El Paso. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 15, 2018 - 3:53 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Beto O'Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress toured a remote tent city in West Texas on Saturday where they said that 2,700 immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $1 million per day. The lawmakers urged the nonprofit running the facility not to...
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November 27, 2018 - 11:43 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal would designate Route 66, the Mother Road that connected Chicago to Los Angeles, as a National Historic Trail. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Jim Inhofe recently introduced a bill that would amend the National Trails System Act in an effort to help revitalize...
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FILE - This Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 file photo shows Paramount Ranch, a frontier western town built as a movie set that appeared in countless movies and TV shows, after it was decimated by the Woolsey fire in Agoura Hills, Calif. Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of public lands popular with hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The Woolsey fire has charred more than 83 percent of National Park Service land within the Santa Monica Mountain National Recreational Area. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 16, 2018 - 9:19 pm
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Standing amid the charred foundations and burned-out movie sets of Paramount Ranch, officials from the National Park Service said Friday that they plan to rebuild and reopen the site that holds decades of movie history and still hosts a steady stream of Hollywood...
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A man inspects the wreckage of vehicles inside a building at the tsunami-ravaged area in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Central Sulawesi province on Sept. 28, triggering a tsunami and mudslides that killed a large number of people and displaced tens of thousands of others. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
October 11, 2018 - 6:58 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The rebuilding of an Indonesian city shattered by an earthquake and tsunami will take two years, a disaster official said Thursday, as the search for victims buried in obliterated neighborhoods neared its end. The national disaster agency's spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho,...
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July 27, 2018 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will stop giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to a real-time arrest database, accusing the agency of misusing the information to target people who are in the country illegally but are otherwise not accused of any crimes, the mayor announced Friday...
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July 21, 2018 - 8:36 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — BancFirst is proceeding with plans for an extensive renovation of Cotter Ranch Tower in anticipation of its $23 million purchase of the bankrupt landmark in downtown Oklahoma City. The Oklahoman reports that the tower languished under the ownership of the late James Cotter of...
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