Libraries

December 13, 2017 - 4:08 am
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PICKS 25 FOR NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY WASHINGTON (AP) — "If you build it, they will come." ''I'm the king of the world!" Those movie lines are iconic — and now the U.S. Government has decreed that the films that produced them are icons, too. The Library of Congress has put 25 more...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 file photo, White House press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily White House briefing at the White House in Washington. A statement on Sunday by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, about Spicer providing "alternative facts," is included in the 2017 update to The Yale Book of Quotations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 12, 2017 - 12:15 am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The use of the term "alternative facts" by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2017. The statement Conway made when asked why Trump's then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer mischaracterized...
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December 01, 2017 - 3:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A tabby named Max has been playing a game of cat and mouse with some Minnesota college librarians. The furtive feline has been sneaking into the Macalester College library in St. Paul when people open the door and has been seen scampering around the bookshelves. The library...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 photo, Mississippi State University president Mark Keenum, stands next to a life sized statue of then President Ulysses S. Grant, one of the exhibits in the new presidential museum that is part of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library in the Mitchell Memorial Library in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State University will launch the new library and exhibit space housing Grant’s papers and artifacts on Nov. 30. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 16, 2017 - 3:59 am
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — It's not ironic, but intentional. Ulysses S. Grant, the Union general who won the Civil War and later the presidency, is back in Mississippi in a way few would have imagined not long ago. His new presidential library opens this month at a university in the state where Grant...
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November 07, 2017 - 7:28 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Illinois wants people to share their stories about baseball. The library in Springfield has for several months been hosting a special exhibit about the rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. Now...
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November 05, 2017 - 8:22 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Patrick Burns, Colorado State University (THE CONVERSATION) Imagine a researcher working under deadline on a funding proposal for a new project. This is the day she’s dedicated to...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, Dick Cavett speaks on stage during the "Dick Cavett's Watergate" panel at the PBS 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cavett is donating more than 2,000 episodes of his late-night talk show to the Library of Congress. The donation announced Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, by the library includes episodes of “The Dick Cavett Show” from his 35 years as host, from the 1960s to 1980s. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 03, 2017 - 4:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Cavett is donating more than 2,000 episodes of his TV talk show to the Library of Congress. The donation announced Friday by the library includes episodes of "The Dick Cavett Show" from his 35 years as host during the 1960s to 1980s. Among the guests featured: Muhammad Ali,...
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Austin Boutain, a suspect in Monday night's fatal shooting of University of Utah student ChenWei Guo, is led out of the University of Utah Department of Public Safety in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Boutain surrendered to police in Salt Lake City on Tuesday after a manhunt in the foothills near the University of Utah campus. Golden police say he's a person of interest in 63-year-old Mitchell Bradford Ingle's death. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)
November 02, 2017 - 8:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ex-con accused of killing a University of Utah student from China casually strolled multiple floors of a downtown Salt Lake City library about 15 hours after the fatal shooting and amid a massive manhunt. But he was quickly arrested in a bathroom by security, according to...
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October 25, 2017 - 12:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Man Booker Prize winner George Saunders, National Book Award finalist Jesmyn Ward and Daniel Ellsberg of "The Pentagon Papers" fame are in the running for prizes handed out by the American Library Association. The association announced fiction and nonfiction nominees on Wednesday...
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The Texas A&M choir sings the national anthem during a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. All five living former U.S. presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, joined to support a Texas concert raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 22, 2017 - 6:33 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the hurricane relief concert attended by a five living ex-presidents (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The five living former presidents have attended a concert to benefit victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Barack Obama,...
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