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Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

In this March 6, 2014 photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014, at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America’s passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

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‘GMA’ promotes Lara Spencer to co-host billing

This May 23, 2012 file photo shows Laura Spencer on ABC's "Good Morning America" show, in New York. ABC says it has promoted Lara Spencer to co-host status on "Good Morning America." Lifestyle anchor since returning to the show in 2011, Spencer now has billing parity with Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. She was the show's national correspondent from 1999 to 2004. Then, for seven years, she was a host of "The Insider.” (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC says it has promoted Lara Spencer to co-host status on “Good Morning America.”

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In ’1971,’ an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

This April 16, 2014 photo shows Laura Poitras, left, and Johanna Hamilton in New York to promote their documentary film "1971," premiering Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLAT301 - This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Hamilton, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

ALTERNATIVE CROP OF XLAT301 - This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. (AP Photo/Hamilton, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

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