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  • Smithsonian exhibits 3-D portraits of President Obama

    Smithsonian exhibits 3-D portraits of President Obama
    A series of 3-D portraits of President Barack Obama went on display Tuesday at the Smithsonian in Washington. The portraits, which were created using digital scanning and printing technology, will be on view at the Smithsonian Castle through Dec. 31.
  • Ralph Baer dies at 92; inventor was behind video game console

    Ralph Baer, an inventor whose design sparked the idea for the first video game console years before Atari and Nintendo became household staples, died Saturday at his home in Manchester, N.H. He was 92. His death was confirmed by his son, Mark Baer,...

    National Museum of Industrial History restarts construction

    National Museum of Industrial History restarts construction
    With the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office investigation still looming overhead, contractors on Tuesday restarted construction on the National Museum of Industrial History with the hopes of getting the south Bethlehem museum ready for a 2016 opening....

    Talking to Lonnie Bunch about his Smithsonian-size task

    Talking to Lonnie Bunch about his Smithsonian-size task
    Lonnie Bunch had a good thing going in Chicago. He was running the Chicago Historical Society, helping to guide its transition to eventually becoming the more outward facing Chicago History Museum. Chicago's community of civic leaders had welcomed him...

    Gallery owner Richard Challis dies at 94; he promoted watercolorists

    Gallery owner Richard Challis dies at 94; he promoted watercolorists
    Laguna Beach gallery owner Richard Challis, a World War II veteran whose roster of artists included the renowned watercolorist Rex Brandt, died Dec. 10 of natural causes. He was 94. Diane "Dee" Challis said her father valued watercolor paintings at a...