Spat over Vanderbilt family mansion gets public and nasty

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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, visitors walk past a lamppost sculpture, right, near an entrance to The Breakers mansion, in Newport, R.I. The Vanderbilt family, once synonymous with American wealth and power, has fallen into a full-blown public spat with the organization that now owns their spectacular Rhode Island mansion. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Vanderbilt family, once synonymous with American wealth and power, has fallen into a full-blown public spat with the organization that now owns their spectacular Rhode Island mansion.

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