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Introducing World Now
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The Los Angeles Times this week launched World Now. Coverage that once appeared on Babylon & Beyond can now be found by following the Middle East and South Asia threads on World Now.

ISRAEL: Trying classic, digital and celebrity diplomacy
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The Palestinian plan to ask the United Nations for statehood recognition has preoccupied Israel's leaders and news media for months, making "September" a code word for trouble ahead. Public officials have sounded dire warnings, each with a metaphor describing what...

IRAN: Key cleric calls for more prayer, less Web surfing
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An influential Iranian ayatollah is telling his students to spend more time praying and less time clicking through cyberspace. Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi, a conservative Islamic cleric and chairman of the Imam Khomeini Research and Education Institute in Qom, said the Internet is rife with dangers and temptations that lead to family problems.

WEST BANK: U.S. envoys' paper emboldens Abbas to go before U.N.
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A paper special U.S. peace envoys David Hale and Dennis Ross presented to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday that was supposed to sway him away from going to the United Nations was what caused Abbas to take a...

SYRIA: Momentum builds as uprising reaches six-month mark [VIDEO]
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Protests continued throughout Syrian villages late Wednesday, which marked the eve of the uprising's six-month anniversary. At least eight protesters were reported dead, three each in Hama and Homs, and one in each Aleppo and and Idleb. The uprising stands...

WEST BANK: 18 years after Oslo, Palestinians try a new tack
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On Sept. 13, 1993, current Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and current Israeli President Shimon Peres signed at the While House the so-called Oslo Accords, ushering in a new era and hopes of peace in the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The...

LIBYA: Seven keys to post-revolution resurgence
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Editoras note: This post is from analyst Lahcen Achy with the Carnegie Middle East Center. Neither the Los Angeles Times nor Babylon & Beyond endorses the positions of Carnegie analysts, nor does Carnegie endorse the positions of The Times or...

SYRIA: Activist's death shakes opposition as casualty count jumps
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The body of well-known Syrian opposition activist Ghaith Mattar was delivered to his family over the weekend by security forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar Assad. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Mattar was on the run...

EGYPT: Testimony of top general postponed in Mubarak trial
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The testimony of Egypt's top general in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak was postponed Sunday after the military leader said he was too busy with national security matters, including repercussions from a mob attack on the Israeli embassy...

WEST BANK: Palestinians start pro-U.N. bid activities
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The Palestinian support group for the United Nations bid to gain statehood recognition announced Saturday a series of activities that would reach a peak when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 23.

SYRIA: Some Syrians decry Arab League chief's visit with Assad
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The secretary-general of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby, visited Syrian President Bashar Assad on Saturday in an effort to end the bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters that has gripped Syria for months and led to international condemnation.

EGYPT: Thousands in Tahrir Square angry at slow pace of reforms
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Thousands of Egyptians returned to Tahrir Square on Friday, calling on the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces to fulfill the demands of the revolution that overthrew former President Hosni Mubarak. It was the first in Tahrir since a sit-in in July and early August that lasted for more than three weeks and made similar demands.

Daniel Ortega and His Ex-Comrades
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An event the official media persist in calling an election will take place in Nicaragua on November 7, when third-time candidate for reelection Daniel Ortega is certain to claim victory. A law Ortega had tailored to his specific needs years ago requires only 35 percent of the vote in order to win, but just to […]

The Story the Media Missed in Afghanistan
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Since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the American press has focused on the fates of three groups that are of special interest to Western readers. One is the many thousands of Afghans who had worked with the US government and military or other Western organizations and were desperate to leave. In addition to dramatic reports […]

Irelandas Coming of Age and Mine
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On a Sunday in the summer of 1970, we were all herded up to the little church in CAoil Aodha for Mass. We were city kids sent to this small and remote village in County Cork to learn Irish from the native speakers. Their little chapel was gray, pebble-dashed, with no steeple, more like a […]

Sisias New Cairo: Pharaonic Ambition in Ferro-Concrete
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I have the sense, on many days, that my city is at war with itself. Not in the visibly armed meaning of battle, but an insidious crusade of ideology and will. Such is President Abdel Fattah el-Sisias plan to make over Egyptas capital, a neo-pharaonic campaign so ludicrous it would be dismissible if it didnat […]

In His Fatheras Footsteps
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On October 1, 2021, we published Raja Shehadehas essay aThe Nakba, Fatheras Papers, and Jaffa Revisited.a Expanded from an address the Palestinian lawyer and writer recently gave at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, it touched on many of the themes and preoccupations that have animated Shehadehas booksaamong them, Strangers in the House (2001), Palestinian Walks […]

Not So Great Britain
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In a single stroke, the new security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States offended France, disrespected the European Union, raised nonproliferation concerns, and painted a target on Australiaas back for China. For Britain, though, it offered to reinforce its tenuous aspecial relationshipa with the US, helping it to piggyback on Americaas […]

Unknown Sources of Lift
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In the last few years The New York Review has published Ben Lerner in almost all his modes: poetry, a prose that hovers between poetry and fiction, and criticism. He is best known as a novelistaThe Topeka School, his latest, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize last year, and his first two novels came […]

Coltraneas New aLove Supremea
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At a press conference in Tokyo in July 1966, a Japanese jazz critic asked John Coltrane what he would like to be in ten years. aI would like to be a saint,a he replied. Coltrane, who died the following July of liver cancer, at forty, reportedly laughed when he said this; but among his followers, […]

A Canon for the American Prisoner
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In 2001, Reginald Dwayne Betts was about five years into a nine-year sentence in a Virginia prison for a carjacking head committed at age sixteen. That was the year that I shot and killed a man on a Brooklyn street, when I was twenty-four years old. I am now twenty years into a sentence of […]

Calling Grandma
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When I was seven, Syd was my best friend. Hers was the first number I memorized when I learned to use a telephone. She would answer, a little curious and with a Brooklyn air of aWho the hell is this?a, which gingered up as soon as she heard me say aHi, Grandma.a Iad call every […]

Human Diagnostics
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In the September 23, 2021, issue of the magazine, Gavin Francis considers three books about the ways weare in thrall to digital technologies, and how theyare affecting our mental health. In his review, Francis writes that during the pandemic, our devices have been aboth boon and curse, strengthening opportunities to connect even as they can […]

The Nakba, Fatheras Papers, and Jaffa Revisited
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This summer, I walked the lovely stretch of seaside along the coast road south from Tel Aviv to Jaffa. The ancient port city came into view for me on the hill ahead. In Arabic, we call it the bride of the sea. I remembered how my mother enjoyed smoking a cigarette only when sitting in […]

Another Immigration Purgatory for Children
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Victoria was seventeen when, in 2014, she made the journey alone to the US: escaping gangs in her native El Salvador, crossing the Rio Grande on foot, and being placed in immigration detention in Texas. She endured more than a month there and another in an immigration shelter where she learned a bit of English, […]

Emissary from a Watery Future
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In the October 7, 2021, issue of The New York Review, Nathaniel Rich reviews They Called Us River Rats, Macon Fryas account of life in the batture, a colony of houses on stilts abutting the Mississippi River, on the far side of New Orleansas levees. A longtime resident of the Big Easy himself, Rich writes […]

The New Abortion Vigilantism
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Recently the US Supreme Court temporarily let stand Texasas antiabortion law, SB 8, which rewards any person a minimum of $10,000 for suing abortion providers or those who aid or abet the performance of an abortion after roughly the sixth week of pregnancy, before many people know they are pregnant. The first bounty-seeker, a felon […]

Supreme court refuses to block Texas abortion ban but will hear challenges
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Justices will hear arguments on 1 November and said they will decide whether the federal government has the right to sue

The US supreme court allowed a Texas law that bans the vast majority of abortions to temporarily remain in effect, but will hear arguments on 1 November. The law, known as Senate Bill 8, bans the procedure after roughly six weeks gestation or before most women know they are pregnant.

The justices said they will decide whether the federal government has the right to sue over the law. The courtas action leaves in place, for the time being, a law Texas clinics say has led to an 80% reduction in abortions in the nationas second-largest state.

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Alec Baldwin voices ashock and sadnessa over shooting of Halyna Hutchins on film set
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Actor says amy heart is brokena after he accidentally shot and killed cinematographer on set of western

Alec Baldwin has expressed his deep ashock and sadnessa after he accidentally shot and killed his director of photography with an apparent real bullet while on the set of his latest movie.

The actor was acting in or rehearsing for the western Rust when he discharged what he thought was a prop firearm. The cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally struck and the director Joel Souza was wounded, Santa Fe sheriffas office said.

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Keyword Selected: Egypt

Introducing World Now
From feedproxy.google

The Los Angeles Times this week launched World Now. Coverage that once appeared on Babylon & Beyond can now be found by following the Middle East and South Asia threads on World Now.

ISRAEL: Trying classic, digital and celebrity diplomacy
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The Palestinian plan to ask the United Nations for statehood recognition has preoccupied Israel's leaders and news media for months, making "September" a code word for trouble ahead. Public officials have sounded dire warnings, each with a metaphor describing what...

IRAN: Key cleric calls for more prayer, less Web surfing
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An influential Iranian ayatollah is telling his students to spend more time praying and less time clicking through cyberspace. Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi, a conservative Islamic cleric and chairman of the Imam Khomeini Research and Education Institute in Qom, said the Internet is rife with dangers and temptations that lead to family problems.

WEST BANK: U.S. envoys' paper emboldens Abbas to go before U.N.
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A paper special U.S. peace envoys David Hale and Dennis Ross presented to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday that was supposed to sway him away from going to the United Nations was what caused Abbas to take a...

SYRIA: Momentum builds as uprising reaches six-month mark [VIDEO]
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Protests continued throughout Syrian villages late Wednesday, which marked the eve of the uprising's six-month anniversary. At least eight protesters were reported dead, three each in Hama and Homs, and one in each Aleppo and and Idleb. The uprising stands...

WEST BANK: 18 years after Oslo, Palestinians try a new tack
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On Sept. 13, 1993, current Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and current Israeli President Shimon Peres signed at the While House the so-called Oslo Accords, ushering in a new era and hopes of peace in the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The...

LIBYA: Seven keys to post-revolution resurgence
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Editoras note: This post is from analyst Lahcen Achy with the Carnegie Middle East Center. Neither the Los Angeles Times nor Babylon & Beyond endorses the positions of Carnegie analysts, nor does Carnegie endorse the positions of The Times or...

SYRIA: Activist's death shakes opposition as casualty count jumps
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The body of well-known Syrian opposition activist Ghaith Mattar was delivered to his family over the weekend by security forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar Assad. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Mattar was on the run...

EGYPT: Testimony of top general postponed in Mubarak trial
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The testimony of Egypt's top general in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak was postponed Sunday after the military leader said he was too busy with national security matters, including repercussions from a mob attack on the Israeli embassy...

WEST BANK: Palestinians start pro-U.N. bid activities
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The Palestinian support group for the United Nations bid to gain statehood recognition announced Saturday a series of activities that would reach a peak when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 23.

SYRIA: Some Syrians decry Arab League chief's visit with Assad
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The secretary-general of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby, visited Syrian President Bashar Assad on Saturday in an effort to end the bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters that has gripped Syria for months and led to international condemnation.

EGYPT: Thousands in Tahrir Square angry at slow pace of reforms
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Thousands of Egyptians returned to Tahrir Square on Friday, calling on the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces to fulfill the demands of the revolution that overthrew former President Hosni Mubarak. It was the first in Tahrir since a sit-in in July and early August that lasted for more than three weeks and made similar demands.

In Post-Revolution Egypt, Social Media Shows Dark Side
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More than two years after social media networks helped Egyptian activists organise massive street protests that led to the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak, these networks are now playing a less positive role, often serving as a platform for incitement, rumour-mongering and downright disinformation. “The same social networks that activists used in unison to [...]

U.N., Fluent in Anglo-French, Seeks to Go Multilingual
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When Egypt’s onetime Foreign Minister Boutros Boutros-Ghali was running for the post of U.N. secretary-general in late 1991, he had to contend with the candidature of Bernard Chidzero, then foreign minister of Zimbabwe. As the campaign began to intensify, Boutros-Ghali recounted a brief encounter with Chidzero, a longstanding friend, at a conference in Africa, a [...]

Skyping the Way to Victory, to Avoid Taliban
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If you canat beat them, at least innovate. That seems to be the lesson that Pakistanas Awami National Party (ANP) has drawn from its predicament. Exhausted of being at the receiving end of an endless barrage of bomb and suicide attacks by Taliban militants, the party has turned to technology for succour. It is using [...]

Ethiopian Journalists Hope New Council Will Ease Restrictions
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Several Ethiopian publications are coming together to set up a ‘press council’ with the hope of easing restrictions on the media in Ethiopia. The journalists suggested the idea of the council at a May 3 meeting held at the behest of the Ministry of Information to discuss media reforms in the country. aThe meeting was [...]

Obama Issues Landmark aOpen Governmenta Rules
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President Barack Obama has initiated a potential sea change in U.S government accountability, unveiling Thursday an executive order mandating all federal agencies to make openness and public accessibility the default methods for handling official data. Depending on how the order and related rules are implemented, the change could make the U.S. government among the worldas [...]

Kyrgyzstan News Site Unblocked, Yet Still Illegal
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An authoritative Central Asia-focused news website has defeated attempts to silence it in Kyrgyzstan: authorities have unblocked it. Yet under the prevailing interpretation of a parliamentary resolution, the website, Fergana News, still appears to be banned in the Central Asian nation. The nationalist-leaning parliament voted unanimously to block Fergana News (Fergananews.com, formerly Ferghana.ru) back in [...]

Mexicoas Community Radio Stations Fight for Survival and Recognition
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Radio Totopo was founded in February 2006 in the Pescadores neighbourhood, the oldest and poorest part of the city of JuchitA!n in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. But the authorities closed it down in late March, even though Congress is debating a constitutional reform that would recognise community radio stations. Residents of Pescadores say [...]

U.N. Harnesses Social Media to Reach Outside World
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As the world continues to turn digital, so does the United Nations – slowly but steadily. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the world body is increasingly drawing on social media tools, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr, as well as other innovative communications technologies, to broaden its reach to the world at large. In a report [...]

Q&A: Schools Need aTransliteracya
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Clarinha Glock interviews DIVINA FRAU-MEIGS, European expert on the media

Monetising Human Waste and 101 (Slightly) Crazy Other Ideas
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One, two or more of the 102 newly launched out-of-the box ideas to improve global health could be world-changing breakthroughs. It might be someone’s idea to create a test strip you touch with your tongue to see if you have a deadly disease. Or a mobile phone game to prevent HIV. Or the idea that [...]

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On Thursday, November 4th at 11:00 AM EDT, join senior legal reference librarian Margaret Wood for an Orientation to Legal Research, this time focusing on Federal Statutes. This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.
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This Thursday, October 21, 2:00 pm EDT, join Law Library specialists Iana Fremer and Dante Figueroa for the latest installment in the Foreign and Comparative Law webinar series, this time focusing on Freedom of Speech in the Time of Pandemic: Central America and Eurasia. Iana and Dante will review current legislative developments regulating mass media and their ability to distribute information freely during the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, the presenters will analyze recently introduced amendments to national legislation aimed at establishing different control measures over the media outlets, internet resources, and journalists in 20 selected countries around the world where adoption of such laws has been identified, namely: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, El Salvador, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Moldova, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

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On Thursday, October 28 at 2:00 PM EDT, join instructors Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer for a Congress.gov Webinar. This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov with a demonstration of how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as the addition of historical content from the Bound Congressional Record and other updates discussed at our recent Congress.gov Virtual Public Forum.
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Law Library: News & Events: Join us today at 11am for Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Caselaw
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Please join us today at 11am for an Orientation to Legal Research focusing on U.S. Case Law. This webinar will provide an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs. This webinar will be presented by Margaret M. Wood, a senior legal reference librarian. Margaret holds a BA in history from Oberlin College and a Master of Science in Library Science from Catholic University.

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Law Library: News & Events:
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On Thursday, October 21, 2:00 pm EDT, join Law Library specialists Iana Fremer and Dante Figueroa for the latest installment in the Foreign and Comparative Law webinar series, this time focusing on Freedom of Speech in the Time of Pandemic: Central America and Eurasia. Iana and Dante will review current legislative developments regulating mass media and their ability to distribute information freely during the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, the presenters will analyze recently introduced amendments to national legislation aimed at establishing different control measures over the media outlets, internet resources, and journalists in 20 selected countries around the world where adoption of such laws has been identified, namely: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, El Salvador, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Moldova, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

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Please join us for an Orientation to Legal Research, this month focusing on U.S. Case Law, on October 14th at 11 a.m. EDT. This webinar will provide an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs. This webinar will be presented by Margaret M. Wood, a senior legal reference librarian. Margaret holds a BA in history from Oberlin College and a Master of Science in Library Science from Catholic University.

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