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Hundreds of coffins fall into the sea following collapse of an Italian cemetery

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A landslide on the Italian coast near Genoa caused the collapse of a cemetery Monday, leading to hundreds of coffins falling into the sea. The Camogli cemetery, built more than 100 years ago, is situated along an a...

A Louisiana cemetery told the family of a Black deputy he couldn’t be buried there because it was only for White people

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When Karla Semien went to a cemetery to pick out a plot where her late husband would be buried, it was as if she'd stepped back into the 1950's. Her husband Darrell Semien, a sheriff's deputy for Allen Parish, Louis...

Overwhelmed by Covid deaths, America’s largest cemetery refrigerates bodies — and funerals take up to a month

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Spanning 1,400 acres and eight venues, Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary is the biggest cemetery in North America. But the number of Covid-19-related deaths since the holidays have so challenged its capacity tha...

Two gravestones with swastikas removed from veterans cemetery in Texas

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Two headstones inscribed with Nazi swastikas that mark the graves of German prisoners of war have been removed from a veteran's cemetery in Texas. The headstones at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio ...

Wreaths Across America told it will not be able to place wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery this year

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The usual display of wreaths will be noticeably absent from Arlington National Cemetery this December. The cemetery notified Wreaths Across America that its annual tradition of placing wreaths on veterans' graves wi...

Harry and Meghan lay wreath on Remembrance Sunday visit to LA cemetery

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London Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, recognized Remembrance Sunday by laying flowers at the Los Angeles National Cemetery over the weekend. The couple marked the occasion from the United States, hours a...

Michigan Jewish cemetery desecrated with ‘pro-Trump’ messages

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Numerous headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, were vandalized with "pro-Trump" messages, the Grand Rapids Police Department said Tuesday. The desecration was found at the Ahavas Israel Cemetery...

A Confederate monument stood at the steps of an Alabama courthouse for a century. Now it’s in a cemetery

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A Confederate monument that stood at the steps of the Montgomery County, Alabama, courthouse for over a century now resides in a cemetery. For months, the memorial, topped with a statue of a Confederate soldier, had...

Somebody spray-painted graffiti on headstones in a historically Black cemetery in Austin, Texas

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A historically Black cemetery was vandalized with blue spray paint over the weekend in Austin, Texas. Fifteen headstones were defaced with graffiti at Evergreen Cemetery in East Austin, according to the Austin Parks...