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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
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MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles...

Updated at 10:20 AM

Hot videoGrizzly bear brothers Keema and Denali hibernated through their 20th...

Updated at 8:55 AM

FRAMINGHAM – Most people heading to the Marathon route on Monday have a good idea of what they’ll be seeing this year – uniformed and undercover police along city streets, bomb-sniffing dogs, security checkpoints at the starting and finish...

Updated at 8:24 AM

HOPKINTON – Third-grader Will Masterson practiced his Swahili with Frankline Chepkwony at the Elmwood School on Thursday morning.Chepkwony is an elite Kenyan runner in this year’s Boston Marathon.

Posted at 1:01 AM

Coming up in the east in late April evenings is the constellation Bootes, the Herdsman. Its principal stars form what looks more like a kite than someone who herds animals. Its brightest star, Arcturus, shines a lovely yellow-orange hue. Over to the...

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Ongoing public battles over the reach and authority of prosecutors has cast a shadow over corruption probes in two states. The American Bar Association established a set of standards for prosecutors to use as a guide for professional conduct and...

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As a manager, you would think that knowing your department’s role and value would be an obvious requirement. That said, it’s not as simple as it seems. Definitionally, a department’s role is related to the specific work that it performs. A...

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