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Strange but true

Oregon, USA: For 25 years, Multnomah County has set aside 1 per cent of public construction money on projects for buying art. Critics have attacked the $600,000 spent on paintings and sculptures at the county's new $58 million jail claiming that it won't do much to battle crime. But on the other hand, so far, neither has the building itself. The prison has been finished for a year but is still empty because county officials have not found a way to pay the operating expenses. If they ...

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