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Newly discovered Da Vinci to go on show in London

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A rediscovered painting by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci estimated to be worth $200 million (142 million euros) will go on display in London later this year, the National Gallery announced.

“Salvator Mundi”, which was painted around 1500, depicts a figure of Christ holding an orb and will be shown as part of the gallery’s larger exhibition on the Renaissance master due to open in November.

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The recently authenticated oil work was once owned by King Charles I of England and is currently the property of a US consortium of art dealers, who are keen to retain the painting.

“I’ve assured the National Gallery that the painting isn’t on the market and that there are no plans to sell it after the exhibition,” said the New York-based private dealer Robert Simon.

The painting was identified by its brushwork, its quality and the pigments used in its execution.

“None of the students painted like that, none of the followers,” said Martin Kemp, professor emeritus of art history at Oxford University.

“It’s a new Leonardo painting, it’s sensational,” he added. “I’m glad London is seeing it publicly first.”

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‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

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In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

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‘Hell no’: Texans join forces to stop Trump from stealing their land

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President Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall at the southern border with Mexico has been a huge winner with his base. But there is one group of people who are not happy: the Texans who actually live in the region where the wall would be built.

According to the Washington Post, many people in the region have no intention of letting the federal government seize their land to construct the wall, like Afghanistan war veteran Salvador Castillo of Brownsville, who received a letter from officials demanding unlimited access to and use of his land, which gradually escalated into a lawsuit.

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Team Trump wants to steal another election — and there’s only one way to beat them back

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When I was growing up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, back in the early 1960s, my mother drove down to Kansas City one morning to go shopping and have lunch with an old friend of her mother’s. Ladies going out shopping and having lunch in the upscale Country Club Plaza in Kansas City was almost a formal occasion. I remember she put on a summery suit and heels and stockings, and I’m pretty sure she wore a pair of white cotton gloves.

When she returned a few hours later, she wasn’t carrying any bags from the shops, and she was seething. The woman she’d eaten lunch with was married to a man who owned a chain of downtown hotels in major cities around the country. They lived in a big Tudor house in Mission Hills, the Beverly Hills of the Midwest. She drove a Cadillac. She was rich.

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