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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A bookstore owner in Brattleboro is donating books to the Police Department for individuals who have to spend the night...

Books on Famine, Factories Vie for $75,000 History Prize

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Top 10 books about gangsters

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10 Digital Comic Books You Need to Read Right Now

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Harvest ideas from three great gardening books

I’ve just packed my beach bag for a long-awaited vacation. In addition to the crucial sunscreen, visor, and water bottle, it also holds a...

Geneology-based books can be entertaining

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Rights Body and U.N. Say Eritrea Detains Ex-Minister Who Wrote Critical Books

KAMPALA (REUTERS) - Eritrea has arrested a former minister who wrote books critical of the country's leader, a rights group and a U.N. official said. British-based...

Revisit and Remember the Obama White House With These 11 Books

n these uncertain times, many of us look back on the Obama presidency and strive to relive and remember the years when he sat...

Instagram offers master class for future U.S. retail tycoons

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