Libraries

Pierce Bush, grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, gives a thumbs up after the unveiling of the Forever Stamp honoring the 41st President of the United States on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in College Station, Texas. The first-day-of-issue ceremony coincides with Bush's birthday. The Forever stamp features a portrait of the 41st president painted by award-winning artist Michael J. Deas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 6:49 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Friends and family of former President George H.W. Bush recalled his prolific letter writing Wednesday as they gathered to mark the first day of issue for the U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring him. "He never let even a day pass before he took out a card or a piece of...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks at a community event on the Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. A federal judge in Chicago says he'll dismiss a lawsuit brought by a parks advocacy group that is trying to stop Barack Obama's presidential center from being built. U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey said there should be no delay in constructing the $500 million center after hearing arguments in court on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. He said a written ruling will follow later Tuesday.. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
June 11, 2019 - 6:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Plans to build Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center on Chicago's lakefront can move forward, a federal judge said Tuesday in dismissing an advocacy group's lawsuit objecting to the use of historic public parkland. After hearing nearly an hour of arguments, U.S. District...
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advantage of the internet in the school's library. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 10, 2019 - 3:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send...
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May 21, 2019 - 7:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are handing over to Israel some 5,000 documents kept by a confidant of Franz Kafka, a trove whose plight could have been plucked from one of the author's surreal stories. The papers being returned Tuesday include a postcard from Kafka from 1910 and personal...
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May 16, 2019 - 12:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis has reached its goal of raising $1.5 million to acquire and begin renovations on a building to serve as its permanent home. The museum announced Wednesday that it met a deadline for the fundraising effort. The museum's founder...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Ford, whose novels include the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Independence Day," is being honored by the Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Thursday that Ford has won the library's Prize for American Fiction. Hayden said in a statement that Ford was a...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2016, file photo, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert looks up during a ceremonial signing of a state resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, encouraging supporters but raising concerns among experts who say the label goes too far and carries its own risks. Arizona became the latest of 16th state to pass a resolution in at least one legislative chamber on Monday, May 6, 2019, calling for a systemic effort to prevent exposure to porn that's increasingly accessible to kids at younger ages online. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 09, 2019 - 6:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, raising concerns among some experts who say the label goes too far and carries its own risks. The Arizona Senate approved a resolution this week calling for a systemic effort to prevent exposure to...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2014 file photo, James Lyons and Florence Reaves, from Kirkwood, Mo., hike to a stone lookout over the Little Missouri River inside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in the Badlands of North Dakota. An heir to the Wal-Mart fortune, a wealthy governor and energy companies operating in the North Dakota oil patch could fund a big chunk of the private money needed by developers of a presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt in the western Badlands. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 05, 2019 - 11:05 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Walmart heir, a wealthy governor and energy companies profiting from North Dakota oil could fund a big chunk of the private money needed by developers of a presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt in the western Badlands where he hunted and ranched before becoming the...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 1979 file photo shows actress-comedian Lucille Ball at a restaurant in New York. On Friday, April 26, 2019, the National Comedy Center in the late actress’s hometown announced plans to digitize the archives of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. (AP Photo)
April 27, 2019 - 9:07 am
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Handwritten notes and family photographs belonging to Lucille Ball will be digitally preserved as part of a new project being undertaken by the National Comedy Center in the late actress's hometown. The center in western New York announced plans Friday to digitize the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 1991, file photo, then U.S. President George H. Bush, accompanied by first lady Barbara, makes farewell remarks before departing Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a trip to Australia and Asia. The George and Barbara Bush Foundation has asked that an Air Force One plane set for retirement in 2025 be permanently exhibited at the late president's museum at Texas A&M. The Houston Chronicle reports that, if approved, the Boeing VC-25A would be on permanent loan to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum from the U.S. Air Force. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson, File)
April 08, 2019 - 2:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The George and Barbara Bush Foundation has asked that an Air Force One plane set for retirement in 2025 be permanently exhibited at the late president's museum at Texas A&M. If approved, the U.S. Air Force would permanently loan the Boeing VC-25A to the George H.W. Bush...
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