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  1. World Bids Farewell to Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    The Nobel Prize-winning writer — known for mesmerizing and emotional tales laced with magical realism — has died in Mexico City at age 87. He penned several popular novels and was best known for his 1967 work One Hundred Years of Solitude, which sold 50 million copies worldwide. Garcia Marquez’s writing was steeped in the folk tales and ghost stories he heard as a child growing up in Colombia. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos mourned the passing of the “greatest Colombian of all time.”

    Sources: CNNWashington PostUSA Today, Yahoo

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