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Sam Altman Ousted from OpenAI
Sam Altman, widely regarded as a leading figure in the emerging field of artificial intelligence and a key player in shaping national AI policy, was suddenly removed from his position as CEO of OpenAI by the company’s board.

Pink Gives Away 2,000 Banned Books at Florida Concerts 
The books are by authors that include Toni Morrison, Amanda Gorman, Reshma Saujani, and Todd Parr.

National Book Award Winners of 2023
The 2023 National Book Awards honored Justin Torres, Ned Blackhawk, Craig Santos Perez Bruna Dantas Lobato, and Dan Santat among its award winners.

Author A.S. Byatt, Who Wrote Best-Seller ‘Possession’ and Had a Beetle Named After Her, Dies at 87
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Byatt wrote two dozen books, starting with her first novel, “The Shadow of the Sun,” in 1964. Her work was translated into 38 languages. 

A Controversial ‘Decency’ Law Is Being Used to Challenge a City’s Public Library Books
The Tennessee city ordinance was set up to block drag shows and is now being leveraged to remove certain books from public access.