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Amazon faces class-action lawsuit over eBook pricing

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc was slapped with a class-action lawsuit on Thursday accusing the e-commerce giant of inflating the prices of ebooks in......

A Doomed Arctic Expedition, Number-Free Math and Other New Books to Read

Smithsonian
Seven days into his long-awaited journey home, 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents, who’d been stranded in the Arctic for almost a year after unsuccessfully seeking out a northeastern passage to China, succumbed to scurvy and the ill effects of eating toxic polar bear liver. A seasoned cartographer and navigator, he’d......

BookBites: 4 Books With Stories and Lessons to Guide Us Into the New Year – Entertainment

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(NewsUSA) “The Black Swan of Paris”by Karen Robards In 1944 Paris, celebrated singer Genevieve Dumont is both a star and a smokescreen. An unwilling darling of the Nazis, the chanteuse’s position of privilege allows her to go undetected as an ally to the resistance. When her estranged mother, Lillian de......

K.C. favored, but Bucs are books’ biggest sweat

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On New Year’s Day, bookmaker William Hill U.S. took a six-figure bet on the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl, but the defending champions are not the sportsbook’s biggest concern heading into the playoffs. The worst-case scenario for several bookmakers is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning the Super......

The Way Americans Remember the Blackwell Sisters Shortchanges Their Legacy

Smithsonian
The image is arresting: a young woman in three-quarter profile, creamy skin, Mona Lisa smile, calm dark eyes. She is perhaps 20. She wears her hair upswept with a cloud of curly fringe, a smart, black-ribbon choker under a lacy, white collar. It’s easy to imagine a story for her,......

Hearts Melt As A Video Of A Blind Girl Receiving Braille Harry Potter Books For Christmas Goes Viral

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Christmas truly is the time of miracles, and one such miracle has recently fallen into the hands of a visually impaired girl from Mission, Kansas named Emrie. Emrie is a little girl who was born with a very rare gene anomaly that left her without vision. According to her aunt......

Books 2021: A pick and mix of what’s coming up

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By Rebecca ThomasArts and entertainment reporter image copyrightGetty Images Home entertainment has been catapulted into a new dimension during the pandemic. Previously more often a byword for self-indulgence, it has become an essential activity to shut out the stresses of a global health crisis. And while many people have turned......

12/27: Cooper, Figliuzzi, Gottlieb, Dewine, Whitmer

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here This week on “Face the Nation,” an early Christmas morning explosion rocks the city of Nashville, and more than a million Americans have been vaccinated as coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations climb. Source link To Return to the Main......

Warren Buffett recommended these 4 books to learn about investing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A few years ago at a dinner, Trey Lockerbie, founder and CEO of kombucha company Better Booch, met billionaire Warren Buffett. He took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about investing, Lockerbie said on “The Good Life” podcast......

What Books Should Biden Read? We Asked 22 Writers

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George Will is the author of, most recently, “The Conservative Sensibility.” Laila Lalami recommends “Whatever else happens during the Biden presidency, the Supreme Court will play a huge role in affirming or striking down voting rights, reproductive rights, immigration, birthright citizenship, marriage equality or environmental protections. In this book, Adam......

Last-play MNF safety swings millions at books

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One bettor’s bad beat is another’s fortunate win. The last play of the Monday night thriller between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns produced both. A desperation, multi-lateral play by the Browns as time expired resulted in a safety for the Ravens that covered the spread and swung millions of......

Leading cardinal says Church needs rules on status of ex popes

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ROME (Reuters) – Cardinal George Pell, a leading Roman Catholic conservative, said the Vatican needs clear rules to govern the status of future popes who resign rather than rule for life and that such a move would help Church unity. FILE PHOTO: Australian Cardinal George Pell looks on during an......

Smithsonian Scholars Pick Their Favorite Books of 2020

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The profound challenges of this past year have brokered an equally profound moment for the Smithsonian Institution to bring its considerable intellectual weight to the topics of the day, particularly the nation’s reckoning with racism. Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III recently explained why the organization should be at the......

The Ten Best History Books of 2020

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The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer When the Nazis bombed Bari, a Mediterranean port city central to the Allied war effort, on December 2, 1943, hundreds of sailors sustained horrific injuries. Within days of the attack, writes Jennet Conant in The......

Sermon for whites to wash away ‘Original Sin’ is misguided gospel of anti-racism

NYPost
Coleman Hughes In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in police custody last May, millions of Americans have been asking the question: How do we best fight racism? Books that give a compelling answer have been flying off the shelves. With the possible exception of Ibram X. Kendi, no writer......

UFC books Beneil Dariush vs. Diego Ferreira rematch for Feb. 6

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Diego Ferreira will attempt to avenge his first MMA loss when he meets Beneil Dariush at a UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 6, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting. ESPN first reported the matchup. Dariush and Ferreira were originally scheduled to face Charles Oliveira and......

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