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Anti-mafia police in Naples, Italy, recovered two priceless Van Gogh paintings stolen from a museum in Amsterdam in 2002. The museum reported the find on its website and says the paintings are in "relatively good condition."
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Nahum Barnea, a columnist for the Israeli paper, Yedioth Ahronoth, who attended the funeral of elder statesman Shimon Peres, who was one of Israel's last surviving founders.
It has been a year since a county health department in Michigan warned residents in Flint to stop drinking their tap water because it was full of lead from corroded pipes. Thousands of lines need to be replaced; the city estimates that fewer than 200 pipes have been fixed so far. But this week, there was good news for Keri Webber and her family. Private donors came up with the money to replace her line, and a crew showed up to do so on the morning of her 25th wedding anniversary.
Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Montreal joins the list of cities and countries banning people from owning pit bull dogs. Bronwen Dickey, a journalist and author on pit bulls, talks about why bans like Montreal's come from misleading studies and cultural stereotypes.