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Book News: ‘Big 5′ Publishers Absent From Amazon’s New E-Book Service

By Annalisa Quinn on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

Also: North Carolina Poet Laureate Valerie Macon resigns; David Orr on James Franco’s poetry.

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In Effort To Forge Cease-Fire Between Israel And Hamas, Kerry Heads To Egypt

By Eyder Peralta on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 9:19 pm

The fighting in Gaza has left more than 500 people dead. The State Department said it was deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation.

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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

By Scott Neuman on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR’s Morning Edition that there’s a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

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45 Years Ago, Armstrong Took His ‘One Small Step’

By Scott Neuman on July 20th, 2014 | Last updated: July 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11′s Lunar Module, Eagle, touched down in the moon’s Sea of Tranquility, marking humankind’s first journey to another world.

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R.J. Reynolds Vows Appeal Of $23 Billion Cancer-Death Verdict

By Scott Neuman on July 20th, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

The nation’s No. 2 tobacco manufacturer was slapped with the whopping punitive damages award in the death of a 36-year-old man of lung cancer in 1996.

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At Least 13 Israeli Soldiers, 87 Palestinians Killed In Gaza Strip Sunday

By L. Carol Ritchie on July 20th, 2014 | Last updated: July 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Hamas claims to have captured an Israeli soldier; Israel’s U.N. ambassador denies that any Israeli soldiers have been kidnapped, according to Reuters.

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James Garner, Of The ’70s TV Show ‘The Rockford Files,’ Dies

By Melisa Goh on July 20th, 2014 | Last updated: July 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Actor James Garner, whose wise-cracking but affable character made hits out of the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, has died. He was 86.

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Kerry: Evidence Points Clearly To Rebels Shooting Down MH17

By L. Carol Ritchie on July 20th, 2014 | Last updated: July 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm

The U.S. secretary of state says a mix of U.S. intelligence and social media reports “points a very clear finger at the separatists” having brought down the plane with a surface-to-air missile.

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Kremlin Blacklists 13 Americans In Tit-For-Tat Over U.S. Sanctions

By Scott Neuman on July 19th, 2014 | Last updated: July 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran and a dozen others are on the list of people who will not be allowed to travel to Russia.

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Dutch Premier Decries ‘Utterly Disrespectful Behavior’ At MH17 Crash Site

By Scott Neuman on July 19th, 2014 | Last updated: July 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he had a “very intense” conversation with Vladimir Putin about the Russian leader using his influence with Moscow-backed rebels to secure access to the scene.

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