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Sen. Cory Booker signs book deal

Sen. Cory Booker signs book deal

With a name like his, it seemed inevitable: Cory Booker has signed a book deal. The U.S. senator will publish "United" with Ballantine Bantam Dell, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in January 2016. Booker came to national attention as the social-media savvy mayor of Newark, N.J., winning a Shorty Award for his Twitter account in 2010. Now with 1.5 million Twitter followers, Booker made a name for himself beyond his city's boundaries by responding to citizen complaints on the service -- even personally digging out their cars during a blizzard and inviting residents, powerless after Hurricane Sandy, to come to his house to use the electricity and watch...