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Summer Reading Guide: 5 Books Everyone Should Read This Summer

Any book worth the paper it's printed on will immerse the reader almost from the start. Great authors seem to have a knack for doing this without fail.

Still, sometimes it can be nice to help them out a little. Reading a book with a setting that mirrors your own can be a rich and satisfying experience.

With that in mind, here are five great summer reads, all set in the summer.

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Doctor’s Assistant: Tiger Woods Did Not Receive Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Anthony Galea did not provide Tiger Woods with performance-enhancing drugs.

That was the message from Galea's former assistant, Mary Anne Catalano, through her attorney Ron Personius on Monday. Galea, a Toronto doctor with known ties to high-level athletes such as Woods, Alex Rodriguez, and Carlos Beltran, pleaded guilty last month to importing misbranded and unapproved drugs -- including human growth hormone -- into the U.S.

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This Day in History for July 13 – Hollywood Sign Dedication and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in US history (More info)

1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles; it originally reads Hollywoodland but the four last letters are dropped after a 1949 renovation (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 13 – Harrison Ford, Cheech Marin and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Harrison Ford
Age: 69
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Roles such as Han Solo in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy and Indiana Jones in the eponymous movie franchise, and his marriage to human swizzle-stick Calista Flockhart

Cheech Marin
Age: 65
Occupation: Actor and Comedian
Known For: Being half of the legendary stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong, starring in movies such as 'Up in Smoke,' and co-starring in the TV series 'Nash Bridges'

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United Frequent Flier Racks Up 10 Million Miles [VIDEO]

There are frequent fliers. And then there are those who practically make it an Olympic sport.

Tom Stuker, a Chicago-based automotive sales consultant, became the first person ever to rack up 10 million frequent flier miles with United Airlines -- and it only took him 29 years and 6,000 flights to do it.

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Fan Who Gave Back Ball from Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit Could Face Between $5,000 and $13,000 in Taxes

When Christian Lopez caught the home run that was Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit last week, he gave the historic ball to the Yankee's shortstop without asking for any money, even though it may have fetched over $100,000 on the open market.

The taxman isn't being so generous with Lopez.

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Howie Mandel’s Friend Runs Up Jay Leno’s Tab After Minor Car Accident [VIDEO]

On Monday's episode of 'The Tonight Show,' Howie Mandel brought a friend along with a connection to Jay Leno. Turns out, Leno's wife once backed into the man's car in the parking lot of a convenience store. As a way to put things right, Leno offered to pay for the damage, as well as dinner at Spago.

But the man and his date didn't content themselves with a simple salad. Instead, they racked up a bill for $1,345, which cost substantially more than fixes to the car. "The damage to the car was $900!" Leno said.

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‘Dallas’ Returning to TV – Watch the First Official Promo [VIDEO]

Next summer, TNT will take TV viewers back to Texas for a reboot of the long-running primetime soap 'Dallas,' promising plenty of sex, drama and, of course, oil.

This time around, 'Dallas' will focus on the scandalous misadventures of J.R.'s son, John Ross (Josh Henderson), and Bobby’s adopted son, Christopher ('Desperate Housewives' hunk Jesse Metcalfe).

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John Fogerty Warms to the Idea of a Creedence Clearwater Revival Reunion

Almost 40 years after one of the most acrimonious breakups in rock 'n' roll history, former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty says he's willing to consider the possibility of an eventual reunion.

Though their recording career spanned a mere five years, Creedence amassed one of the most successful -- and enduring -- discographies of the rock era, selling millions of albums and churning out an impressive stack of hits that included 'Down on the Corner,' 'Fortunate Son,' and 'Who'll Stop the Rain?'

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Company for Derek Jeter? Here Are Five Players With a Shot At 3,000 Hits

So, who's next?

When Derek Jeter became just the 28th player in Major League Baseball history to collect 3,000 hits Saturday, he cemented a legacy already encased in stone. For the New York Yankees captain, his resume had already passed inspection by baseball's Hall of Fame.

Now that he's crashed the 3,000-hit party, we can focus our attention on who might one day join this fraternity. It's an achievement within arm's length of several big league bats. The question remains, however -- is time on their side?

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