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Mr. Obama has proposed that everyone earning $1 million a year or more pay at least 30 percent of their incomes in taxes. One research group said the change would affect about 210,000 taxpayers.

Vanity Fair has reported that Mr. Smith was paid an estimated $20 million for “Men In Black III.”

Hinton’s ‘The Outsiders’ to be published as e-book

Almost 45 years after “The Outsiders” was first published, author S.E. Hinton is ready to take her classic young adult novel to the next level: an e-book.

Ms. Hinton appeared Monday at a luncheon in her honor hosted by her publisher, Penguin Group (USA). She said, “I just figured you need to keep up with the times.”

The electronic edition is expected this spring, the Associated Press reports.

Ms. Hinton has been active online through her Twitter feed, @se4realhinton. The Tulsa, Okla., resident exchanges tweets with Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, Emilio Estevez and other stars of the film version of “The Outsiders.”

She said she also keeps up with “The Outsiders” fan fiction, enough so that she has written some of her own, under a different name.

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