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Smithsonian makes push in 3D imaging of artifacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of its massive collection accessible to schools, researchers and the public worldwide.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013

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Francis Bacon artwork sets auction record in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1969 painting by Francis Bacon set a world record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction and a sculpture by Jeff Koons broke a world auction record for a living artist at a Manhattan sale on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013

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Toronto's City Council seeks to isolate the mayor

TORONTO (AP) — Cries of "shame" rose up as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford walked up to the podium to honor war veterans. One World War II veteran refused to shake his hand, calling him a "druggie." Unfazed, Ford declared to a supporter moments later, "I'm not going anywhere." The next day, he was signing bobblehead dolls of himself at City Hall to raise money for charity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013

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UN says Afghan opium production hits record high

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's opium production surged this year to record levels, despite international efforts over the past decade to wean the country off the narcotics trade, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.N.'s drug control agency.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013

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Aid trickling into hard-hit areas in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan, while thousands of victims jammed the damaged airport Tuesday, seeking to be evacuated.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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All day shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving?

NEW YORK (AP) — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via's mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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1 World Trade Center named as tallest US building

CHICAGO (AP) — The new World Trade Center tower in New York will replace Chicago's Willis Tower as the nation's tallest building when it is completed next year, an international panel of architects announced Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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Obama faces worry at home, abroad over Iran talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's hopes for a nuclear deal with Iran now depend in part on his ability to keep a lid on both hard-liners on Capitol Hill and anxious allies abroad, including Israel, the Gulf states and even France.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013

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