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5 things you need to know Tuesday

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Phillips in court in 2005.(Photo: Anne Cusack, AP)


1. Jailed former NFL player faces life in prison after cellmate found dead
Lawrence Phillips, a first-round draft pick for the St. Louis Rams in 1996,<span style="color: Red;">*</span>will enter a plea in a California court Tuesday for the alleged strangulation of his cellmate. Phillips, 40, is currently serving a 31-year sentence for driving his car into three teenagers in 2006 and assaulting a former girlfriend in 2009. On April 11, Phillips' Kern Valley State Prison cellmate Damion Soward was found unresponsive inside the cell the two men were sharing. A month before, Phillips wrote a letter to his mother saying he thought his anger might lead to his death or someone else's. He faces life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree murder.
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Lawrence Phillips was a first-round pick, sixth overall, in the 1996 NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>(Photo: James A. Finley, AP)

2. Bezos expected to announce a rocket program at Cape Canaveral
Jeff Bezos will visit Cape Canaveral on Tuesday and is expected to confirm his private space company’s involvement in new rocket building and launching from the air force station. The billionaire Amazon.com CEO founded the space company Blue Origin that<span style="color: Red;">*</span>earlier this year<span style="color: Red;">*</span>completed a successful unmanned test flight of its suborbital<span style="color: Red;">*</span>New Shepard<span style="color: Red;">*</span>vehicle in Texas. Bezos joins Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson in the race to develop commercial space flight.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Space Florida also gave approval to finalize terms with Bezos’ company to build a manufacturing facility south of the Kennedy Space Center.
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Jeff Bezos is expected to visit Cape Canaveral on Sept. 15, 2015.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>(Photo: Blue Origin)

3. New Dove Channel streams faith-based videos
Wholesome family videos will now stream at a new destination: The Dove Channel. Starting Tuesday, the subscription streaming channel will host movies based on Judeo-Christian values. Parents can choose to see only those shows that have gotten specific Dove ratings,<span style="color: Red;">*</span>such as "Faith Friendly –<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Ages 12+" or “Family Approved –<span style="color: Red;">*</span>All Ages.” The 600 to 700 titles include VeggieTales,<span style="color: Red;">*</span>The Velveteen Rabbit,<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Highway To Heaven,<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Swiss Family Robinson,<span style="color: Red;">*</span>The Adventures of Black Beauty<span style="color: Red;">*</span>and<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Where The Red Fern Grows.
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The Dove Channel streaming video service seen on a tablet.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>(Photo: The Dove Channel)

4. Chelsea Clinton publishes a book for young activists
Following in her parents’ footsteps, Chelsea Clinton is a published author. The daughter of Democrats Bill and Hillary Clinton<span style="color: Red;">*</span>wrote a story for tweens called<span style="color: Red;">*</span>It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! The book, out Tuesday, will include charts, graphs and photographs that look at issues like poverty, climate change and diseases. She said her pregnancy last year<span style="color: Red;">*</span>motivated<span style="color: Red;">*</span>her<span style="color: Red;">*</span>to get working on the book she had been planning to write.
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Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, addresses the audience at the launch of ServiceNations's "Serve A Year" campaign on March 23, 2015, in Los Angeles.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>(Photo: Chris Pizzello, Invision/AP)

5. Spanish royalty to visit the White House
President Obama on Tuesday will welcome King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain to the White House. The royal couple's visit is part of a U.S. trip that includes stops in Miami and St. Augustine, Fla. Their White House stop<span style="color: Red;">*</span>falls on the glamorous queen's 43rd birthday.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>"Their visit reinforces the strong and enduring ties between the American and Spanish people," the White House said in July.
And, the essentials:
Weather: Tuesday brings<span style="color: Red;">*</span>warm days and cool nights from Atlanta to Boston, and showers in the Gulf Coast.
Stocks:<span style="color: Red;">*</span>U.S. stock futures were higher Tuesday, ahead of a crucial Federal Reserve decision Thursday on whether to raise interest rates.
TV tonight:<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Wondering<span style="color: Red;">*</span>what to watch tonight? TV critic Robert Bianco looks at<span style="color: Red;">*</span>The Mindy Project<span style="color: Red;">*</span>and Best<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Time Ever with<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Neil Patrick Harris.
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