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Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer

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Christopher Columbus: Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for European exploration and colonization of the Americas. His expeditions, sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, were the first European contact with the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

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Boston removes decapitated Columbus statue [Video]

Boston removes decapitated Columbus statue

Activists across the U.S. have targeted public monuments they say glorify white supremacy, using both legal and illegal means to take the symbols down. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA [Video]

Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA

CONTAINS PROFANITY. Protesters in Richmond, Virginia tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Tuesday and dragged it along the ground before dumping it in a lake.

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Christopher Columbus statues removed in Chicago after 'demonstrations that became unsafe'

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Two Columbus statues removed from Chicago parks

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Chicago removes Christopher Columbus statues from parks after protests

City officials took down two statues of Christopher Columbus after protesters and police clashed in a violent encounter that left dozens injured.  
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Statue of Columbus removed from Chicago's Grant Park following mid-July clash with police

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Protesters clash with police at Chicago's Columbus statue

Protesters working to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus were met with police force in Chicago, Illinois, on July 17.  
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In CA: California condors make a comeback; Christopher Columbus gets the boot

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Columbus statue toppled by protesters in Baltimore

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Spanish minister stands up for Columbus statues amid global protests

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In CA: Mask debate grows vociferous, and the skinny on cloth ones

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Richmond protesters pull down third Confederate statue

Demonstrators in Richmond tore down another Confederate statue Tuesday night, news outlets reported. It honored a Civil War artillery unit. Protesters have torn two other confederate statues and one of..
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St. Louis removes Columbus statue, latest monument after racial protests

A statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed from a St. Louis park, officials said on Tuesday, the latest monument taken down in response to nationwide protests over racial inequality.
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New York's Cuomo defends Columbus statues for symbolism to Italian Americans

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Columbus statue torn down at Minn. State Capitol

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Christopher Columbus Statues in Boston and Virginia Are Damaged

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U.S. protesters topple Columbus statue and throw it in a lake

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Richmond Columbus statue toppled & thrown in lake

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