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Fire May Have Damaged 1 Million Documents in a Cultural ‘Chernobyl’

A fire is believed to have damaged more than 1 million historic books and papers in a Moscow library said to contain some of the richest collections of work in the Slavic language.

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Burning Ideas: Celebrating Banned Books Week

What does “Captain Underpants” have in common with James Joyce’s “Ulysses”?

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The Bush Library

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Dubya’s Library Card

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Bush’s Library

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Bush Legacy

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Dubya’s Library

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Bush Library

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Bush Library Shhh

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Presidential Library

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Better Read Than Dead

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Reading in the New Millennium: Forward to the Past?

I know many Americans do not read any books once they’re out of school or college. But some do, and what they read has been shaped not only by changing tastes but by availability. The availability consideration is being revolutionized.

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 READ MORE

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George Washington Owes Library $300,000

The first president has accrued 220 years’ worth of late fees on two books he checked out from—and never returned to—a New York library. Washington borrowed “Law of Nations” and a collection of debate transcripts from the British Parliament. He is not expected to repay the debt.

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Location, Location, Location

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McCain Camp Assails Book-Banning Report as a ‘Smear’

Team McCain has rejected the “vicious smear” that as mayor of Wasilla, Sarah Palin wanted to ban books from the local library, but the campaign’s 1,615-word memo on the subject indirectly supports the accusation. As Palin’s mayoral predecessor recalls, “She asked the library how she could go about banning books.” According to the Anchorage Daily News, she also fired the library director “without warning” for “not fully supporting her efforts to govern.”

Posted on Sep 8, 2008 READ MORE

FBI Discloses Its Own Warrantless Spying Info

The Justice Dept. pored through the bank, library or telecom records of 3,501 U.S. citizens and legal residents—without a court’s approval. Apparently this was legal—it’s just the first time the FBI is publicly disclosing hard numbers.

Posted on Apr 29, 2006 READ MORE

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