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Jesse Ventura's Image and Legal Battles Not Over

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Associated Press | Jul 31, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography. Ventura won another victory on Wednesday — a day after the jury voted 8-2 to award him more than $1.8 million — when "American Sniper" publisher HarperCollins told The Associated Press it would remove the passage that sparked the lawsuit ... more

Ventura Wins Defamation Lawsuit Against Chris Kyle

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Associated Press | Jul 29, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle . On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the author of the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle, regarded as the deadliest military snipe... more

'Fight Club 2' Will Be a Comic Book Series

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United Press International | Jul 25, 2014

Chuck Palahniuk says Fight Club 2 will be a comic book series. The 52-year-old author detailed the sequel in a recent interview with USA Today. The original novel was published in 1996 and adapted for film by director David Fincher in 1999, and the story will continue in a 10-issue Dark Horse Comics maxiseries illustrated by Cameron Stuart . The sequel picks up ten years after the events of ... more

With Dueling Stories, Ventura Jury Weighs Memories

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 | Jul 23, 2014

In a battle of visual presentations, the lead attorneys on both sides of the Jesse Ventura defamation case sought to discredit each other's key witnesses before the case went to the jury for several hours Tuesday. The 10-member jury will return Wednesday morning to try to determine if the former Minnesota governor was defamed by the late Chris Kyle , whose bestselling memoir "American Sniper" contains a descript... more

Book Review: ‘Days of Rage'

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Associated Press | Jul 21, 2014

"Days of Rage" (Dutton), by Brad Taylor The world of Special Ops seems to be a new trend in publishing, but author Brad Taylor , a former Delta Force operative, knows how to unveil the behind-the-scenes action. Taylor's main characters Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill work for a unit called The Taskforce, a secret group of elite men and women who work outside all normal government channels. They plan and carry out thei... more

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