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The marble sculpture 'Columbus' Last Appeal to Queen Isabella' sits under the rotunda of the California State Capitol. The sculpture was crafted by sculptor Larkin Goldsmith Mead at his studio near Florence, Italy and was donated to the capitol in 1883. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

Debate: How should Columbus Day be commemorated?

John Ferrannini, Joseph Daniels, and Joe Padilla October 12, 2015

By Joseph Daniels, John Ferrannini and Joe Padilla Nine cities in the past two months have joined several states and municipalities in ending their observances of Columbus Day, which celebrates the...

Pope Francis sits in the back seat of a Fiat as he is driven away from Andrews Air Force Base on Sept. 22, shortly after arriving in the United States. The Pope visited Washington, New York and Philadelphia (Photo courtesy of the White House).

Opinion: Pope still misunderstood after U.S. trip

John Ferrannini October 5, 2015

Even after the wall-to-wall media coverage of the Pope’s visit to the United States, he is still very misunderstood. Pope Francis is often portrayed, in the press, as a Pope who wants to bring the...

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