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Ream resigns FWP commission

After being told by Republicans that he would not be confirmed again for his post on the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission, Bob Ream resigned from the commission, saying that he would rather resign than be subjected to a "sham" hearing, KXLF reports. Ream was the chairman of the commission, and he was reappointed to the commission by Governor Steve Bullock in March. The KXLF report contains Ream's extensive statement.

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.
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