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Libraries used by young Americans as much as older, study finds

Journalist's wife denies Kelley story

Journalist Michael Hastings was not working on a story about Tampa socialite Jill Kelley when he died in a fiery car wreck last week in Los Angeles, his wife said Tuesday on Twitter. Elise Jordan tweeted that she wanted to correct the record after seeing erroneous reports. Kelley claimed in a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month that the government willfully leaked false and defamatory information about her and her husband, violating their privacy, in the scandal that led to David Petraeus resigning as CIA director. Hastings, 33, had won a 2010 George Polk Award for his Rolling Stone magazine article that led to the resignation of U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal as U.S. commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Hastings' death gave rise to conspiracy theories.

Libraries used by young as much as old

Americans under age 30 are just as likely as older adults to visit the library, and once there they borrow print books and browse the shelves at similar rates, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. Sixty-seven percent of those ages 16 to 29 say this, compared with 62 percent of adults ages 30 and older. The study also found that:

• Thirty-eight percent of Americans ages 16 to 29 have used computers and the Internet at libraries in the past year, compared with 22 percent of those ages 30 and older.

• Forty-eight percent of Americans ages 16 to 29 have ever visited a library website, compared with 36 percent of those ages 30 and older.

Times wires

Libraries used by young Americans as much as older, study finds 06/25/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:33pm]
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