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Dr. Nancy Odegaard, a conservator with the University of Arizona, leads the authentication process for a recovered Willem de Kooning painting, in Phoenix. (University of Arizona via AP)


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More than three decades after thieves made off with a valuable painting from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, officials say they have recovered the long sought piece from an antique dealer in New Mexico.

By CLARICE SILBER, The Associated Press August 13, 2017