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Publishers rush to sell already free Mueller report

In this image, a crowd of reporters with cameras take pictures of papers in the Mueller report as it sits on a table.
Media members film a few pages of the Mueller report in the House Judiciary Committee's hearing room. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

Two Mueller report books are in the top 15 on Amazon even though free PDFs are available online, AP reports.

The intrigue: Scribner, Melville House and Skyhorse Publishing are among those planning to have paperbacks out before the end of the month, with prices ranging from $15 for the Scribner book to $9.99 for the Melville House one.

What the f---? The f-word goes mainstream

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Suddenly the f-word is everywhere: Two presidential candidates. A Supreme Court case. Bookstore bestsellers.

Why it matters: A casual, ever-coarser culture has embraced a word that once shocked, and now bores. The ultimate epithet is now everyday conversation. And we've lost a surefire device for cutting through life's white noise.