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Librarians Fear New Penalties, Even Prison, as Activists Challenge Books

When an illustrated edition of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was released in 2019, educators in Clayton, Missouri needed little... Read More

When an illustrated edition of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was released in 2019, educators in Clayton, Missouri needed little debate before deciding to keep copies in high school libraries. The book is widely regarded as a classic work of... Read More

What's Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2023? Hint: Be True to Yourself

NEW YORK (AP) — In an age of deepfakes and post-truth, as artificial intelligence rose and Elon Musk turned Twitter into X,... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — In an age of deepfakes and post-truth, as artificial intelligence rose and Elon Musk turned Twitter into X, the Merriam-Webster word of the year for 2023 is “authentic.” Authentic cuisine. Authentic voice. Authentic self. Authenticity as artifice. Lookups for the... Read More

2023-08-08 14:54:11
by Dan McCue
Biden Creates a New National Monument Near Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — President Joe Biden will designate a new national monument near the Grand Canyon on... Read More

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — President Joe Biden will designate a new national monument near the Grand Canyon on Tuesday, permanently banning new uranium mining in the area while protecting land sacred to the Hopi and other Indigenous peoples.... Read More

Echoes of 2006: Jazz Fest Returns to New Orleans for 2022

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once silenced by the pandemic, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opens Friday for the... Read More

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once silenced by the pandemic, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opens Friday for the first time in three years — a long awaited 2022 revival that holds echoes of 2006 when the annual celebration... Read More

Can Musk Deliver on His Vision for Twitter? Questions Remain

Tesla CEO Elon Musk stands to be the next owner of Twitter, having pledged roughly $44 billion to buy the... Read More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk stands to be the next owner of Twitter, having pledged roughly $44 billion to buy the social platform and take it private. Assuming that happens, next up on his agenda will be planning how to fulfill his promises... Read More

2021-11-24 00:18:21
by Dan McCue
Study Finds Significant Bipartisan Support for Corporate Social Responsibility

WASHINGTON — A new, groundbreaking study suggests not only is there strong bipartisan support for corporate efforts to address environmental,... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new, groundbreaking study suggests not only is there strong bipartisan support for corporate efforts to address environmental, social and governance challenges, but that the bipartisan appeal of these initiatives dramatically increases among Americans under the age of... Read More

2021-06-30 13:50:02
by Dan McCue
Library of Congress Jefferson Building to Reopen

The Library of Congress will reopen the doors of the Thomas Jefferson Building to the public with timed entry passes... Read More

The Library of Congress will reopen the doors of the Thomas Jefferson Building to the public with timed entry passes beginning on July 15, the library announced Thursday. The free passes will be available three days a week, and will... Read More

2021-01-29 15:05:15
by Sara Wilkerson
Library of Congress Awarded $15 Million Grant for Multiyear Cultural Initiative

The Library of Congress has announced a new multiyear initiative called “Of the People: Widening the Path” in an effort... Read More

The Library of Congress has announced a new multiyear initiative called “Of the People: Widening the Path” in an effort to connect more deeply with Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities by expanding its collections, using technology to enable... Read More

Black History Instruction Gets New Emphasis in Many States

Through his high school years in Orlando in the 1990s, Florida state Sen. Randolph Bracy never heard a word about... Read More

Through his high school years in Orlando in the 1990s, Florida state Sen. Randolph Bracy never heard a word about a massacre seven decades earlier that took place on Election Day just 15 minutes away in Ocoee. Only later did... Read More

This Rural Minnesota Town Swelled With Immigrants. But Will Census Count Them?

MILAN, Minn. — The October chill hit Gabriel Elias like a truck when he reached the airport parking lot in... Read More

MILAN, Minn. — The October chill hit Gabriel Elias like a truck when he reached the airport parking lot in Minneapolis. He recalls surveying the cold, unfamiliar landscape. The trees looked near death. As his uncle drove nearly three hours... Read More

2020-07-27 20:52:41
by Dan McCue
House Votes to Approve the Creation of a National Latino Museum

WASHINGTON - The House on Monday voted to approve legislation that would create a national Latino museum on the National... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House on Monday voted to approve legislation that would create a national Latino museum on the National Mall. The initiative, which had widespread bipartisan support, passed unanimously Monday morning by a voice vote. If the measure passes... Read More

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