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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate’s twisting and impassioned novels. Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling...
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Garcia Marquez: More than just a magic realist

AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo NEW YORK (AP) — Magic realism was only one of his gifts. From crime stories and village folklore to romance and satire, Gabriel Garcia Marquez brought poetry to virtually every popular genre. The Nobel laureate and international literary statesman,...
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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate’s twisting and impassioned novels. Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling...

Ohio School Shooting Victim’s Dad Died From Heroin

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A coroner in Ohio says the father of a boy killed in a 2012 school shooting died of an accidental heroin overdose in February on the second anniversary of his son’s death. The Geauga (jee-AW’-guh) County coroner confirmed Friday that 48-year-old...
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Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

FILE – This March 23, 2014 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama walking with her daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, right, as they visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing. When President Barack Obama travels abroad, getting just the leader of...
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Diplomacy doesn’t move insurgents in Ukraine

A masked pro-Russian activist guards looks through a window of the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities...
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Arrest warrant sought for captain of sunken ferry

South Korean navy personnel try to install buoys to mark the sunken passenger ship Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh...

Book review: ‘Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality’ by Jo Becker

Connie Schultz is a nationally syndicated columnist in Cleveland and the author of “. . . And His Lovely Wife.” In March 2009, in Century City, Calif., four months after California voters passed Proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage, political consultant Chad Griffin stood in a...

Do we want online dating sites to be political activists?

When Gary Kremen, founder of Match.com, did his first big TV interview nearly 20 years ago, he promised that his site would “bring more love to the planet than anything since Jesus Christ.” Neil Clark Warren, a theologian and couples therapist, would never claim to upstage Jesus....
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Who had the worst week in Washington? Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel.

It was all going so well for Chris McDaniel. The Mississippi state senator trying to unseat longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in a June Republican primary had united a panoply of conservative groups behind him. He’d been disciplined in his critique that Cochran had gone...