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Scantily-clad statue depicting The Gleaner of Sapri SCOLDED after unveiling amid calls for its immediate removal

A bronze statue depicting a scantily-clad female character from a 19th century poem has sparked debate in Italy, with some politicians calling the figure “an offence to women” and demanding it be removed.The likeness portrays a woman from the poem The Gleaner of Sapri by Luigi Mercantini.It depicts her wearing a transparent and tight-fitting dress,…
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Woman who survived Spanish flu, world war succumbs to COVID

She lived a life of adventure that spanned two continents. She fell in love with a World War II fighter pilot, barely escaped Europe ahead of Benito Mussolini’s fascists, ground steel for the U.S. war effort and advocated for her disabled daughter in a far less enlightened time. She was, her daughter said, someone who didn't make a habit of giving…
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