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Walmart Heir Gives Surprise $300K to Obama PAC

The Waltons are famously conservative

(Newser) - Expect the next Walton family reunion to be awkward: Samuel Rawlings Walton, grandson and namesake of the late Walmart founder, recently gave a $300,000 donation to a pro-Obama super PAC, reports the Washington Post . His grandfather was a well-known conservative, and several other Waltons have given big bucks to... More »

Wal-Mart Family Donates $800M to Art Museum

Biggest-ever cash donation to art museum in US

(Newser) - Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton’s family will give a record $800 million to his daughter’s new art museum, marking the biggest-ever cash donation to an art museum in the US. It’s a gift that reflects the family's high hopes for Alice Walton’s 201,000-square-foot Crystal Bridges... More »

Philly Museums Save Painting From Wal-Mart Sale

Eakins will remain in city after museums match heiress' bid

(Newser) - The saga over the sale of Thomas Eakins' The Gross Clinic came to an end yesterday when the Philadelphia Museum of Art announced it had raised enough money to cover the $68 million price tag. Eakins' painting of an operation in an anatomical theater was almost bought by Wal-Mart heiress... More »

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