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Pricey nude

NEW YORK—A painting of a defiantly nude woman that once was censored as obscene in Paris has sold for more than $157 million at an auction in New York City.

The 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani was the highlight of Sotheby's Monday evening auction of impressionist and modern art.

Sotheby's said the painting had the highest pre-auction estimate for an artwork at $150 million.

How many RTs does it take to wear Crocs to graduation? 2018!

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — On a whim, a Florida high school senior asked the Crocs shoe company to supply its foam shoes for her and all of her female classmates to wear to graduation, and the company said OK if her request could get 2,018 retweets.

Sarah Agee tells the Tampa Bay Times that she and other classmates were concerned about wearing high heels, so she suggested Crocs.

Medal of honour for hero dogs who kept injured owner warm after car crash

TORONTO — A pair of dogs who kept their injured owner warm after a car accident and a devoted whippet who alerted a sleeping man to his wife’s fall are among the new inductees to the Purina Animal Hall of Fame.

Organizers say four heroic hounds are being recognized for life-saving acts of perseverance and intuition.

Royal retreat of Windsor prepares to party for Harry, Meghan

WINDSOR, England — Few towns are as stereotypically English as Windsor, the bucolic riverside locale where Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will get married on May 19.

And few towns are as pleasing when a warm spring sun bakes off the morning mist. Even the plump white swans on the Thames seem relieved that the long, hard winter is over.

With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts plan a name change

NEW YORK — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change.

The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect next February.