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25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

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Walmart opts out of Bangladesh factory deal | Financial Times

Walmart will not join a growing group of European retailers in a deal to improve factory safety in Bangladesh because it does not want to agree to …

Clothing

Obama 'Needs to Fire Somebody,' Says Former Clinton Adviser

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>How bad is it in Washington for the Obama administration? It's Obama "needs to fire somebody" bad, …

Greenland ice loss may not be as severe as believed, new study suggests

The ice melt from Greenland's glaciers may not be as bad as originally believed. New research presented in <i>Nature</i> suggests that the recently seen rapid ice loss will eventually slow to limited levels, ultimately having a small impact over the next almost 200 years. The researchers' key finding was …

Vermont House OKs right-to-die bill; governor expected to sign it

Vermont is on track to become the fourth state to allow severely ill patients to end their lives under medical supervision.<p>The state’s House of Representatives voted 75 to 65 on Monday night to approve the “Patient Choice at End of Life” measure. The legislation, passed by the<p>Senatein February, now …

The Library's Future Is Not an Open Book

By<p>Julie V. Iovine<p>Talk about imposing: the ceremonial stone stair leading to bronze gates and carved doors; the frieze of inspiring names and the vaulted hall that seems the very definition of hallowed. And the books, bound portals opening to anywhere imaginable, available to all comers.<p>In cities …

Architecture