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In Church's Hour of Need, Rare Coin Comes to the Rescue

'In God We Trust' has new meaning at GracePoint Church

(Newser) - When Ben Lamb put out the call for funds for a new home for his Indiana church, the pastor hoped congregants would to show their generosity. But as time ticked away to secure a bank loan for a permanent building for GracePoint Church, Lamb began to lose hope. One man... More »

$102M in Donations, but Not a Penny From Trump Himself

Lots of rounds of golf and other giveaways, though: 'Washington Post' analysis

(Newser) - Last year, Donald Trump's campaign gave the AP a 93-page list it claimed documented $102 million that he's donated to charity over the past five years. The AP didn't print the list—though it published a story deeming Trump's philanthropy "elusive"—but it's... More »

8 Bizarre Celeb Auctions

How much would you pay ... for Britney's ABC gum?

(Newser) - If you had the money and nothing better to spend it on, it might be kinda neat to own, say, lyrics hand-written by John Lennon or an iconic costume worn by Marilyn Monroe . But some of the stuff people buy at celebrity auctions will make you raise your eyebrows, to... More »

Newly Hot Commodity: Dog Art

Two sell for about $200K apiece

(Newser) - A painting of six pooches gazing at a bird has sold for a whopping $212,500, and it's apparently no fluke. The piece, entitled Hounds in a Kennel by William Hamilton Trood, was auctioned off at a special sale held every year right after the Westminster Dog Show, reports... More »

Got $2.5M? This Emerald Is for You

25-pound record-breaker goes up for auction

(Newser) - The biggest cut emerald in the world will be auctioned Saturday and is expected to go for up to $2.5 million. The gigantic green stone weighs 57,500 carats—or 25 pounds—and was discovered at an undisclosed location in Brazil, reports Pravda . The emerald, dubbed Teodora, meaning God'... More »

Orson Welles' Oscar for Citizen Kane Fetches $861K

Unidentified fan snags the 1942 Academy Award for best original screenplay

(Newser) - An anonymous bidder shelled out $861,000 for the Oscar that Orson Welles won for his original screenplay of Citizen Kane in 1942. The golden statuette was auctioned off in Los Angeles yesterday and attracted bidders from around the world, including magician David Copperfield, who was ultimately outbid by the... More »

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