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"Man Without a Face" author Masha Gessen to write book on Tsarnaev brothers

May 01 2013: The first major book on the Tsarnaev brothers, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, will be published by Riverhead Books and written by the Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, the author of "The Man Without a Face," a biography of Vladimir Putin. Ms. ...

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    Authors sue Author Solutions saying it's a "vanity press" that presents itself as an independent publisher

    May 01 2013: Three authors have filed suit against self-publishing service provider Author Solutions, and its parent company Penguin, airing a laundry list of complaints and alleging the company is not a publisher so much as a "vanity press." The complaint reads: "Defendants have ...

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      Amazon employees in Germany set to strike for ~$14 hourly rate

      Apr 30 2013: Workers in two Amazon facilities in Germany--in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld--have voted to authorize a strike that could begin within three weeks.

      Amazon, which employs about 9,000 people in Germany, has refused to negotiate on a collective bargaining agreement with the...

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        Jocasta Innes, interior designer, writer and inventive cook, dies aged 78

        Apr 30 2013: Jocasta Innes, an interior designer whose bestsellers included The Pauper's Cookbook and Paint Magic (a volume that was seemingly on all our British friend's shelves in the 1980s, and is still on ours today), died April 20. She was 78.

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          Don DeLilo wins inaugural Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

          Apr 26 2013: Don DeLillo has been named the first recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, which honors "an American literary writer whose body of work is distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but for its originality of thought and imagination. ...

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            Marketplace Fairness Act moves towards approval

            Apr 23 2013: By a 74-20 margin yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to move forward with the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743), which would empower states to collect online sales taxes. The Hill reported that the "strong vote to end debate suggests supporters of the bill are likely to ...

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              Canada joins US, EU, Australia and New Zealand in clearing Random House, Penguin Group merger

              Apr 22 2013: The Canadian Competition Bureau and the Department of Canadian Heritage have approved the merger of Penguin Group and Random House without conditions, joining the U.S., E.U., Australia and New Zealand in clearing the deal. Regulatory authorities in China and several ...

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                Senate may vote on sales tax fairness bill next week

                Apr 19 2013: The U.S. Senate may vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (S.336) as early as next week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) plans to bring the bill directly to the floor for a vote without first referring it to the Senate Finance Committee, as reported by ...

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