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Lincoln library director fired for loaning handwritten copy of Gettysburg Address to museum founded by Glenn Beck

Gov. J.B. Pritzker fired the director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in September after a state watchdog found he violated procedures by lending an “irreplaceable and priceless” handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address to an upstart museum affiliated with conservative pundit Glenn Beck, according to a report released Friday.

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First Arrest Made In Major Old Masters Forgery Ring Case

“There has at last been an arrest in a high-profile string of suspected Old Master forgeries uncovered in 2016. An Italian painter, Lino Frongia, 61, was taken into custody in northern Italy earlier this week, while an arrest warrant has been issued for French art dealer and collector Giulano Ruffini, who sold the works in […]

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