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Houston WR Andre Johnson reports to camp

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson smiles as he answers a question after reporting for NFL football training camp Friday, July 25, 2014, in Houston. The Texans begin practices Saturday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson smiles as he...
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Gronk’s back: Star tight end practices with Pats

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski runs with the ball after catching a pass during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo) New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski runs with the ball after catching a pass during an NFL...
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Dallas Cowboys LB McClain convicted in Alabama

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain leaves court in Decatur, Ala., Friday, July 25, 2014. McClain was convicted of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.. (AP Photo/The Decatur Daily, John Godbey) Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain leaves court in Decatur, Ala.,...
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Marshawn Lynch missing as Seahawks camp begins

Seattle Seahawks’ Christine Michael motions at an NFL football camp practice Friday, July 25, 2014, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo) Seattle Seahawks’ Christine Michael motions at an NFL football camp practice Friday, July 25, 2014, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo) Seattle...
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Browns’ Manziel: “I’ve made some rookie mistakes”

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel talks to reporters on the eve of the first practice at the NFL football team’s training camp in Berea, Ohio, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo) Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel talks to reporters on the eve of the first...
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‘Wide Awake in Slumberland: The Art of Winsor McCay,’ by Katherine Roeder

Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay” by Katherine Roeder (Univ. Press of Mississippi/Univ. Press of Mississippi) By Dennis Drabelle July 25 at 10:41 AM WIDE AWAKE IN SLUMBERLAND Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in...
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Book review: “I Heard My Country Calling,” by James Webb

James Webb, Platoon command post, Henderson Hill, April 1969 (Courtesy of James Webb) By Elizabeth D. Samet July 25 at 10:41 AM Reviewed by Elizabeth D. Samet“I Heard My Country Calling” is an embattled book by a man who has long been a fighter — inside the ring and out. Shaped...
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The Early Days of America’s Foreign Correspondents

James Gordon Bennett, Editor of the New York Herald (Photo by mathew Brady/ Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division) By Becky Krystal July 25 at 1:01 PM Journalism HELL BEFORE BREAKFAST America’s First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the...
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Book review: ‘Slavery, Inc.,’ on international sex trafficking, by Lydia Cacho

“Slavery Inc: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking” by Lydia Cach (Soft Skull/Soft Skull) By Manuel Roig-Franzia July 25 at 1:17 PM In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, there’s a small garden sheltered from the clatter of the street where young girls quietly...
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Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

FILE – In this Monday, July 21, 2014 pool file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in Samara, Russia. Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian...