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George Lucas Chooses Los Angeles As Home For His Art Museum
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 7:52pm
George Lucas, pictured here in 2014, has announced that his museum will be built in Los Angeles. San Francisco had also been in the running.

The filmmaker's collection, which ranges from Norman Rockwell paintings to Hollywood props, is headed for a site near his alma mater, the University of Southern California.

(Image credit: Wong Maye-E/AP)

Before The White House, Jared Kushner Must Sort Out His Financial Holdings
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:36pm

Jared Kushner has a monster job ahead of him, even before he accepts the role of senior adviser to the president. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Susanne Craig of The New York Times about Kushner's significant business and financial holdings.

Volkswagen Announces Tentative $4.3 Billion Settlement Deal
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:36pm

Volkswagen announced Tuesday it is in advanced talks with the Justice Department on a settlement agreement to end a criminal probe into its diesel cheating scheme. The company said it would pay civil and criminal fines of $4.3 billion.

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