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Rare Book Sells For $14.2-Million

How much would you pay for a book? $15? $20?

How about more than $14-million?

That’s what businessman David Rubenstein paid for one on Tuesday.

It’s the most expensive book ever purchased in an auction.

It is believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States of America.

It’s called the Whole Book of Psalmes, or the Bay Psalm Book for short.

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The World Is Watching Syria

Countries around the world are trying to figure out what, if anything, to do about the situation in Syria.

The Middle Eastern country has been waging a civil war since 2011.

That’s when Syrians staged protests against the country’s leader, Bashar al-Assad.

al-Assad and his supporters fought violently against the protesters.

The two groups have been fighting ever since.

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Head Of Canada’s Largest School Board Resigns Over Plagiarism

Last week, thousands of children in Toronto learned an important lesson about the seriousness of plagiarism, from the head of the largest school board in Canada.

Plagiarism is when you copy someone else’s work and claim the ideas or writing as your own.

When you use someone else’s writing in a school report, for instance, you must let the reader know where the passage came from.

That’s known as “citing the source” or “giving attribution.”