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Newswire: Smithsonian launches Kickstarter to repair the Wizard Of Oz ruby slippers

Due to the way the average American loves learning about new things and taking the time to appreciate objects of cultural or historical significance, you’d think the nation’s many museums would just be sitting on piles of cash these days. Sadly, that’s not really the case, and even one of America’s most famous and crowd-pleasing museums—the Smithsonian—now needs a little bit more help than federal funding can provide.
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