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Friday Links from The Political Carnival

Bank of England: Bankers May Have to Return Bonuses

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Scale of the Search for Flight MH370 ('Keep clicking until you see the plane.')

The library is the last, best socialized institution in America today and you're about to lose it

Snowstorm Spawns Most Hilariously Comprehensive Forecast Ever

Why Does this Pocket Watch Cost $400,000?

President Obama Does 'Behind Two Ferns' - Right Wing Freaks Out (of course)

The Secret to Holding Your Breath for 20 Minutes

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Video Overnight Thread- Record-breaking book domino chain at Seattle Public Library

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Alabama city library card requires proof of citizenship

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I don't know what to think. If you haven't taken your blood pressure meds yet this morning, do not read the comments at the link.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The mission statement of the North Shelby Library indicates it serves anyone who lives and/or works in its service area, but with the passage of the state's new immigration law, that statement may need some tweaking.

Since Sept. 1, anyone wishing to get a library card from that repository must show proof that they are legally present in the county.

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"We have to follow the rules that all businesses must follow," said Kay Kelley, president of the North Shelby Library board of directors.

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Kelley said a library card is considered a contract between an individual and the library. The new law requires businesses to be certain that the individual is in the United States legally, through a valid driver license or nondriver ID card, a valid passport or an unexpired visa. A valid U.S. birth certificate will also work.

"We have to be careful," Kelley said. "We are just going to go with the flow."

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Video- First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Outstanding Museums and Libraries

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