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In 1951, Sugar Ray Robinson defeated Jake LaMotta in their sixth and final bout in 13 grueling rounds. Click here for a gallery of more photos of Robinson in action. AP hide caption

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Sugar Ray Robinson: Fighting Toward Transcendence

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds a Kindle e-book reader. The Kindle leads the market in sales of electronic readers. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Books

How E-Books Will Change Reading And Writing

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How E-Books Will Change Reading And Writing

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Radiohead shocked the music industry by letting fans pay the price they wanted to download In Rainbows. John Shearer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Decade In Music: '00s

'In Rainbows': A Pragmatic Experiment

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'In Rainbows': A Pragmatic Experiment

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Carl Kasell, a cornerstone for NPR's morning listeners for 30 years, is leaving his newscaster chair. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Carl Kasell: After 30 Years, A Chance To Sleep In

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Mads Tolling's new album The Playmaker features guest artists such as Stanley Clarke, Russell Ferrante and Stefon Harris. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music We Missed: Mads Tolling's Violin Fusion

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