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Small Kentucky liberal arts college gets $250 million donation

(Reuters) - Center College, a tiny school in Kentucky that has hosted vice presidential election debates, announced on Tuesday a $250 million donation from a computer company founder's family foundation, which the college said was the largest ever to a liberal arts institution.Full story

Will the people of Detroit be left out on their own?

  Rev. Jesse Jackson, president of the Rainbow/Push Coalition and Stephen Henderson from The Detroit Free Press join Ari Melber to discuss the possiblity of federal investment and aid in rebuilding Detroit.

Summer school program comes to a close

It was a celebration of art, culture and academics Friday night at Holyoke High School's auditorium. Full story

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  Christie's under fire for eyeing Detroit's art

Christie's Auction House confirms they're appraising the Detroit Institute of Art's collection as the city battles bankruptcy. WDIV's Paula Tutman reports.

  Can art save Detroit?

The art owned by Detroit is estimated to be worth at least $1 billion, reports CNBC's Robert Frank. Talk of a sale has sparked outrage from cultural groups.

  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.

  10-year old 'Mini Monet' getting big acclaim 

Since picking up a paint brush at the age of 5, Kieron Williamson's art has become so acclaimed that his last collection soldin less than 20 minutes.  ITN's Nina Nannar on the boy known as the "Mini Monet."

  Stolen art may have been burned by suspect’s mom

The remains of works by Picasso, Matisse, and Monet stolen last year were found in an abandoned house. The Romanian mother of a suspect in the theft told police that to protect her son she put the paintings in the stove and burned them. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

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