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NRA group sees backlash over gun auctions in schools

Parents and students trickled into the Muhlenberg County High School gym on a hot Saturday night as the sounds of cheers and a referee's whistle carried from an athletic field nearby. Inside the "Home of the Mustangs," Friends of NRA was raffling off guns: semiautomatic rifles and handguns, guns with high-capacity magazines and pump-action shotguns.

Babe Ruth road jersey sells at auction for $5.6 million

A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday’s sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. The auction was conducted at Yankee Stadium. The jersey was part of a collection of items that Ruth’s family put up for sale.

Benefit auction will support Scleroderma group

A bat and ball autographed by former Seattle Mariners and Washington State Cougars star John Olerud are among the featured items at the fifth annual auction, raffle, walk and picnic benefiting the Scleroderma Foundation Spokane Support Group.

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

LONDON – A wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost $390,000, while a copy of his doctoral thesis fetched almost $767,000, auctioneer Christie’s said Thursday. The motorized chair, used by Hawking after he was paralyzed with motor neuron disease, raised $387,629 in a Christie’s online auction. It had been expected to fetch up to $20,000.