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An engraving dating from the 19th century depicts passenger pigeons, once one of the most common birds in North America but now extinct because of overhunting and deforestation. Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty hide caption

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Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative columnist and Internet personality, confirmed that he has a book deal with Simon & Schuster, saying on his Facebook page: "They said banning me from Twitter would finish me off. Just as I predicted, the opposite has happened." Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The oversized book Under Water, Under Earth brings to vibrant life underwater and underground processes and activities. Candlewick Press hide caption

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Molly Pollak pages through a book of letters from her former students. Alex Welsh for NPR hide caption

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Letters To The Teacher Celebrate A 40-Year Career

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