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4:30pm

Thu April 17, 2014
Remembrances

Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 7:06 pm

Admirers ask Gabriel Garcia Marquez --€” seated alongside his wife, Mercedes Barcha €-- to sign books in Santa Marta, Colombia, in 2007.
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Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.

His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.

A Writer Shaped By His Beginnings

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3:44pm

Thu April 17, 2014
Movies

A Story Of Torture And Forgiveness That Spans A Half-Century

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 7:06 pm

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3:23pm

Thu April 17, 2014
Europe

On Russian Call-in Show, Putin Maintains Hard Line Against West

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 7:06 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so. He made the comments on a televised call-in show.

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3:23pm

Thu April 17, 2014
Music Reviews

Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 11:05 am

The Secret Sisters' new album, backed by Jack White and produced by T-Bone Burnett, is called Put Your Needle Down.
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6:02pm

Wed April 16, 2014
Africa

Rescuers Deliver Most, But Not All, Nigerian Schoolgirls To Safety

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 7:20 pm

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