2 Books Checked Out 48 Years Ago Returned To U.K. Library Someone returned the books by mail, with an apologetic noted signed Andy. He could have owed a $10,000 fine, but there's a moratorium on late fees due to the pandemic.

2 Books Checked Out 48 Years Ago Returned To U.K. Library

2 Books Checked Out 48 Years Ago Returned To U.K. Library

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Someone returned the books by mail, with an apologetic noted signed Andy. He could have owed a $10,000 fine, but there's a moratorium on late fees due to the pandemic.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. In 1972, Richard M. Nixon was president, a politician named Joseph R. Biden won his first election to the U.S. Senate and someone checked two books out of a library in England. One was a classic "Thomas The Tank Engine" book. Forty-eight years later, someone returned the books by mail with an apologetic note signed only Andy. Andy could've owed a $10,000 fine, but there's a moratorium on late fees due to the pandemic. It's MORNING EDITION.

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