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Lauder gives MET a square one billion

Leonard Lauder, heir to the Estee Lauder fortune, has given the MET a collection of cubist paintings worth one billion dollars. The collection includes 33 Picassos. The gift drops the heir's net worth to $7 billion. NPR's "The Two Way," lays it out.

Three years after Massey disaster, no reform

Three years after the disaster in the Massey coal mine that killed 29, promised reforms remain just promises. Howard Berkes reports in The Two Way.

Roger Ebert dies at 70

Roger Ebert, beloved American film critic, has died at age 70. CNN offers this tribute.

Iron Maggie dies at 87

One of the towering figures of the the Twentieth Century, Margaret Thatcher, has passed away, national news outlets report. Global Post is keeping an eye on developments with a live blog.

Obama puts chained CPI on the table again

Index in chains
Once more the president has put the chained CPI on the table. It's a revised Consumer Price Index that would provide smaller cost of living increases for citizens on Social Security. Politico lays it out.
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