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A Leonardo Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs
- Despite concerns over its condition and complex history, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold for $450.3 million at a gasp-inducing auction.
- It is not yet known who the buyer is.
G.O.P. Senator Rejects Tax Bill, and Others May Be Close Behind
- Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin became the first Republican to oppose both the House and Senate tax plans, posing a new obstacle to party leaders eager to overhaul the tax code.
- Susan Collins of Maine, Bob Corker of Tennessee and John McCain of Arizona also voiced concerns, but refused to say whether they would ultimately vote for the bill.
Why Men Aren’t Funny
The post-Louis C.K. reckoning is actually the best thing to happen to comedy in a long time.
Koch Brothers Said to Back Time Inc. Deal Talks With Meredith
- Time Inc. is said to be in a new round of talks to sell itself to the Meredith Corporation.
- The Koch brothers, billionaires known for supporting conservative causes, have tentatively agreed to back Meredith’s offer.
With Mugabe’s Era Ending in Zimbabwe, a Warning Echoes in Africa
Robert Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since 1980, but he underestimated his nation’s anger over his son’s unrestrained spending and his wife’s political ambitions.
Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Unloads on Roy Moore
Mr. Colbert highlighted reports that Mr. Moore had a reputation in the 1980s for hanging out in shopping malls, trying to chat with teenage girls.