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Attempts to ban books in school districts around the country have increased in recent years. Now, some states are working on enacting laws to give politicians more power over public libraries. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Some states are changing the laws that govern community libraries

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A visitor reads a book at a book fair during a Publishers Forum in Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. A regional council in western Ukraine had passed a motion to ban all Russian-language books, films and songs in the region. Mykola Tys/AP hide caption

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Russian invasion upends young, flourishing Ukrainian publishing industry

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People are buying a lot more books these days, in part because the pandemic has trapped everyone indoors with little to do. But among younger readers, another factor is driving sales up: The social-media site TikTok, where users post short videos they create themselves. Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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TikTok is driving book sales. Here are some titles #BookTok recommends

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Bernie Madoff, Whose Ponzi Scheme Bilked Thousands, Dies In Prison

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Extended Paycheck Protection Program May Not Be Enough To Help Small Businesses

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Pandemic Relief Will Run Out If President Doesn't Sign Package Into Law

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Congress Passes $900 Billion COVID-19 Relief Bill. Is It Enough?

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How A New Coronavirus Relief Bill Will Help Americans In The Pandemic

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Local Governments Across America Say They're Desperate For Federal Help

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A toy reindeer is shown on a white background. Radio stations, looking to boost ratings and provide comfort in a pandemic-marred year, started playing songs as early as July. And listeners loved it. mattjeacock/Getty Images hide caption

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In Pandemic, The Most Wonderful Time For Christmas Songs Turned Out To Be ... In July

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the world's wealthiest person, according to the latest Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a net worth of $182 billion. Four others also have fortunes over $100 billion. Here, Bezos speaks at a conference in 2018. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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There's Rich, And Then There's Jeff Bezos Rich: Meet The World's Centibillionaires

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Soaring Stock Market Creates A Club Of Centibillionaires

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