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Thomas Berger, ‘Little Big Man’ Author, Is Dead at 89

NY Times Books - July 21, 2014 - 4:24pm
Mr. Berger was known as the author of “Little Big Man” and books that explored the American West, but his body of work was broader than that.






Books of The Times: ‘Do Not Sell at Any Price’ and ‘Dust & Grooves’

NY Times Books - July 21, 2014 - 2:33pm
“Do Not Sell at Any Price,” by Amanda Petrusich, and “Dust & Grooves,” by Eilon Paz, look at people who are obsessive about collecting old records.






Books: 'Proof' Drinks in the Science of Alcohol

NY Times Books - July 21, 2014 - 2:15pm
A study of alcohol — its manufacture and consumption — highlights its reliance on good chemistry and the magical process of fermentation that turns sugars into intoxicating drinks.






Obama Calls on Putin to Assure Crash Site Access

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 2:02pm
President Obama said Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine continue to block full access to investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17.

China Tests Limits to U.S. Military Ties

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 10:48am
China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the past year.

Room for Debate: Does Poetry Matter?

NY Times Books - July 21, 2014 - 9:21am
Sunday's New York Times Book Review featured several new collections of poems. But does poetry matter? Is it relevant?






House Republicans Take Aim at Dodd-Frank

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 7:16am
House Financial Services Committee Republicans are mounting fresh criticism of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law in a report to be released Monday.

Tax Inversions Turn Into Campaign Fodder

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 21, 2014 - 7:15am
Corporate inversions, the practice of U.S. companies reincorporating overseas to avoid U.S. taxes, have moved from the margins of the tax code to the midterms as Democrats try to put heat on Republicans.

ArtsBeat: The Baffler Puts Its Archive Online

NY Times Books - July 20, 2014 - 9:01pm
The acerbic left-wing magazine has made all of its 25 back issues available online for the first time.






Curt Gentry, 83, Co-Author of ‘Helter Skelter,’ Dies

New York Times - California News - July 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
Mr. Gentry’s books ranged from the Manson murders to J. Edgar Hoover to the madams of San Francisco.

A Lifetime on California’s Death Row

New York Times - California News - July 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
The long delays in the death-penalty system are another sign of just how dysfunctional it is, and some judges are taking notice.

Dealing With the Water Shortage in California

New York Times - California News - July 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
Readers discuss how to reduce water use in California and elsewhere.

Crossings Trigger Anti-Immigration Rallies

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 20, 2014 - 8:42pm
The influx of thousands of Central Americans into the U.S. has energized anti-illegal immigration activists who organized rallies across the country in recent days.

Washington State Wildfires Kill One, Displace Hundreds

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 20, 2014 - 8:30pm
A wildfire raging across seven heavily forested counties in the eastern part of Washington state grew through the weekend as officials reported at least one fatality and at about 150 homes destroyed.

'Personhood' Issue Haunts Colorado Senate Candidate

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 20, 2014 - 8:03pm
Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican candidate for a Senate seat in Colorado, is trying to move away from the thorny issue of "personhood." His problem is that neither his foes on the left nor some friends on the right will let him.

James Garner Dies at Age 86

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 20, 2014 - 6:54pm
Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died.

Detroit Trial Focuses on Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 20, 2014 - 5:41pm
A murder trial set to start Monday in Detroit in the case of a Dearborn Heights, Mich., fatal shooting focuses on the question: When is it legally appropriate to use deadly force to protect yourself in your own home?

Georgia GOP Rivals Tussle for Senate

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 20, 2014 - 5:31pm
A Georgia primary runoff Tuesday will decide which of two pro-business Republicans wins their party's nomination for the U.S. Senate, in a race that will play a role in whether Democrats hold on to their control of the chamber.

Kerry to Travel to Cairo to Work on Cease-Fire

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 20, 2014 - 4:54pm
John Kerry will travel to Cairo "soon" to try to work out a cease-fire that would halt the fighting in Gaza, according to the White House.

Books of The Times: ‘Lucky Us’ by Amy Bloom, a Tale of the 1940s

NY Times Books - July 20, 2014 - 2:50pm
In “Lucky Us,” the novelist Amy Bloom describes the improvised passage through the 1940s by two half sisters, their father and loves.






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