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Renoir Found At Flea Market May Be Real, But It's Also Stolen

Turns out that a Renoir painting purchased for $7 in West Virginia wasn't just lost — it was stolen. Documents show it vanished from a Baltimore museum six decades ago. Its planned auction has been put on hold, and the FBI is investigating.
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British Scientist Driven To Find 'Spark Of Life'

Frances Ashcroft's new book details how electricity in the body fuels everything we think, feel or do. She tells Fresh Air about discovering a new protein, how scientists are like novelists and how she wanted to be a farmer's wife.
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From Sweet To Steely: Amy Adams In 'The Master'

The Oscar-nominated actress plays the forbidding wife of a cult leader in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master. She tells Fresh Air it was an opportunity to play a character type she'd never played before.
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Eric LeGrand Tackling Life's Obstacles

Eric LeGrand was a standout defensive lineman at Rutgers University, when a tough tackle left him motionless on the football field. A spinal cord injury paralyzed him from the neck down. He speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about overcoming major obstacles and his memoir, Believe: My Faith and the Tackle that Changed My Life.
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Is This An Early 'Mona Lisa?'

A Swiss foundation claims to have evidence of an earlier version. Skeptics say they need more proof.
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A Woman As Sherlock's Dr. Watson is 'Elementary'

There have been a lot of different Sherlock Holmes's over the years but Lucy Liu is probably the first woman to play Dr. Watson. In the CBS drama Elementary, Holmes and Watson solve crimes in modern-day New York City. Liu told David Greene that Watson as a woman was a "wonderful concept."
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 27

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

The weekend's coming, so here are your art fests and dance-offs.

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Clean-Cut 'Moon River' Crooner Andy Williams Dies

The television host and singer who had a hit with his rendition of "Moon River" died last night. Andy Williams was 84. Williams' clean-cut, wholesome image ran counter to many performers of the 1960s and he drew frequent comparisons to Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He also gained popularity hosting the Andy Williams Show and a televised Christmas special. Williams' publicist says he died following a year-long battle with bladder cancer.

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