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Banned Books Week Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

http://www.publishersweekly.com

Banned Books Week is celebrating its 30th anniversary – because, well, people are still trying to remove Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird from library shelves.

But there’s also plenty that’s new for Banned Books Week 2012 (September 30 to October 6). Here’s a rundown...

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Fla. pastor cancels Quran bonfire on Sept. 11

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org

The leader of a small Florida church that espouses an anti-Islam philosophy says he is canceling plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11. The Rev. Terry Jones said today he had decided to cancel his protest because the leader of a planned Islamic Center near ground zero had agreed to move its controversial location. Any such agreement was unconfirmed. CNN reported that the developers of the mosque complex had denied the location would be moved.

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Pressure rises on pastor who wants to burn Quran

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The government turned up the pressure Tuesday on the head of a small Florida church who plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11, warning him that doing so could endanger U.S. troops and Americans everywhere.

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It was only a matter of time: The dictionary has been banned!

http://www.care2.com

The entire Menifee Union School District has banned all copies of the 10th edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary because the dictionary includes a definition of the term "oral sex." An unknown source reported a faint smell of failure permeating the area. "It smelled a bit like burning paper and ink," said the unnamed source.

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