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The Clark Family and The Corcoran Museum

During America's Gilded Age, former Montana Sen. W.A. Clark made a fortune in copper mining and railroads -- and collected art. When he died in 1925, he donated hundreds of works to the Corcoran Gallery of Art. His reclusive youngest daughter, Huguette, was also a major benefactor of the museum, paying for a major expansion and donating millions more over the years. We consider the family's patronage and influence at the Corcoran, which is becoming part of George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art.

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How Mike Birbiglia Applies 'Yes, And ...' To Improv And Beyond

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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

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Where Tim Kaine And Hillary Clinton Stand On Key Issues

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton's running mate. The two agree on how government should tackle abortion and gun control, but disagree on the authorization of military force.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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