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Fine Art
5:00 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

As Museums Try To Make Ends Meet, 'Deaccession' Is The Art World's Dirty Word

Deaccessioning — the permanent removal of an object from a museum's collection — has been a big issue in Detroit. When the city declared bankruptcy, it had to put all of its assets on the table. Turns out, the most valuable asset was the art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Bill Pugliano Getty Images

Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 5:57 pm

Sometimes museums get in trouble. Deep trouble. Not because they damage art, or let it get stolen ... but because they sell it. The Delaware Art Museum is the latest target of the art world's ire — for selling one painting from its collection to try and tackle a debt, and for revelations in the past few days that two more paintings are up for sale.

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Goats and Soda
4:59 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Graphic Warnings: Ebola Posters Keep The Virus On People's Minds

How do you prevent the spread of Ebola? Wash your hands, avoid bush meat and don't touch corpses.
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton NPR

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 8:24 pm

The campaign is called "Kick Back Ebola." But the posters pack a punch.

Sierra Leone has reported over 700 suspected Ebola cases, more than any other country this year. To help stop the outbreak, health workers have put up Ebola awareness signs all over Sierra Leone's seaside capital of Freetown.

Posters are pasted on hospital walls and outside clinics. Banners flutter along main streets. The goal of the campaign is to keep the reality of Ebola — and how to detect it — very much alive in people's minds.

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Sports
4:56 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Charting The Course Of Today's Golfing Titans

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 8:51 pm

Rory McIlroy's victory at the PGA Championship Sunday felt to many observers like a passing of the baton — from Tiger Woods, who once ruled the golfing world, to young superstar McIlroy. Tom Watson, a former superstar in his own right, speaks to Robert Siegel about the state of golf today.

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The Salt
4:45 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Sandwich Monday: The Dahlia

The Dahlia.
NPR

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 5:29 pm

Out on the sidewalk in front of the Denver Biscuit Co., a curling-stone-size cinnamon roll covered in frosting and bacon sits on a table where you check in. The greeter has gone inside, so it's all alone. You understand at this moment what it's like to be a fish spotting a worm on a hook. You know it shouldn't be there, but man that worm looks good. And, what's the worst that could happen?

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Politics
4:16 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Two Ways President Obama Could Act On Immigration

Immigration advocates from Fort Lauderdale, Florida demonstrate outside the White House in April 2014.
AP

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 8:51 pm

Sometime before the end of summer, President Obama is expected to take executive action to address the nation's broken immigration system.

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