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Renovated Ben Franklin Museum reopening in Philly

A Philadelphia museum dedicated to the city's most famous Founding Father is reopening after nearly two years of renovations. Full story

Des Moines police museum goes wild

   A year after being shot by police in a Des Moines, Iowa neighborhood, a six-foot long cougar now has a permanent perch in the Des Moines police museum. WHO's Jannay Towne reports.

Maine museums to help museum efforts in Newtown

Six museums in Maine are raising funds for a museum being planned for the Connecticut town where a gunman fatally shot 20 first-graders and six educators at an elementary school. Full story

Ralph Nader's new cause: Tort law museum in Conn.

Ralph Nader has a new cause. Full story

New Yorkers Celebrate Space at Intrepid Museum's SpaceFest

NEW YORK — The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum was bustling early Friday (July 26), as hundreds of visitors waited patiently to take part in the second-annual SpaceFest celebration aboard the converted aircraft carrier on the western edge of Manhattan. Full story

Take a covert peek inside the CIA museum

   NBC’s Richard Engel gets a tour of the greatest museum you will never see: the CIA museum, where items like Osama bin Laden’s personal AK-47 rifle and some of the agency’s most high-tech gadgetry are on display.

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Thieves steal 10 paintings in swift raid on Brussels museum

Austrian found hoarding stolen skulls in home museum

Cash-starved Pa. city to sell Wild West artifacts

Space shuttle Enterprise reopens to NYC visitors

News Summary: Cash shortage sparks Newseum changes

Newseum in DC makes changes as funding falls short

NYC takes control of South Street Seaport Museum

Chicago's Field Museum reorganizes amid money woes

Beware the Civil War relic: It could be stolen - or a fake

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  A rare look inside the ‘secret’ CIA museum

Filled with secrets, the CIA museum -- which is closed to the public – houses all kinds of artifacts: from a 70s-era drone, to the gun found next to Osama bin Laden when Navy SEALs killed him in a midnight raid. NBC’s Richard Engel reports.

  The A-12 Oxcart plane is 'unique'

Tony Hiley, Director of the CIA Museum, shows NBC's Richard Engel what she considers one of the most unique pieces in the museum, the A-12 Oxcart plane, which was designed to be the successor to the U-2 spy plane. 

  Detroit Institute of Arts:  ‘The jewel in the crown of Michigan cultural life’

Graham W.J. Beal the director of the Detroit  Institute of Arts, shows some of the museum’s world renowned collection and explains why it is important for the art not be sold to pay the city’s creditors.

  Mercedes auctioned for $30 million

The single-seater car is the only one of its kind not in a museum, and still retains dings from its racing career. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Girl in specialized wheelchair denied museum access

A North Carolina girl with a movement disorder that requires her to be in a specialized wheelchair was turned away from a Georgia museum. WCNC’s Michelle Boudin reports.

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