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Rodin Trio.  (Jon H. Davis/Northern Lights Studio)

Philadelphia museums reflect on Rodin a century after his death

On the centennial of the death of Auguste Rodin (1849-1917), museums worldwide are featuring special exhibitions paying homage to the “father of modern sculpture.” Stateside, Philadelphia museums are rolling out several exhibits in tribute to the French master.

President John F. Kennedy, left, walking a path at Camp David with Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 22, 1961. The two met to discuss the Bay of Pigs invasion. Associated Press/Paul Vathis)

‘Inside Camp David’ from FDR thru Trump

- Associated Press

From re-smoothing rumpled snow to dressing walkways with perfectly imperfect fallen leaves, much goes into creating a soothing - and orderly and secure - rustic mountain retreat for U.S. presidents.

Protesters of a travel ban gather in Union Square, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in New York. A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban takes effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Trump’s original travel ban was chaos, inspector general finds

- The Washington Times

President Trump’s original travel ban was disastrously implemented, the Homeland Security inspector general said in a new memo to Congress on Monday that concluded department employees illegally tried to prevent some people from the affected countries from even getting on planes to reach the U.S., despite court orders to the contrary.

Visitors to Christie's wait outside in a line to view Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi", Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in New York. The painting is expected to sell at auction for $100 million on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Leonardo da Vinci’s Christ painting sells for record $450M

- Associated Press

A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.

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President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China, calling him an "ungrateful fool."

Gov. Baker calls for passage of cellphone driving ban

- Associated Press

Gov. Charlie Baker threw his support for the first time on Tuesday behind a proposal that would ban motorists in Massachusetts from holding their cellphones while they drive.