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  • "He Gave Us Back Our History": Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez in Exclusive Interview April 18, 2014
    In an exclusive interview, Chilean novelist Isabel Allende remembers the life and legacy of late writer Gabriel García Márquez. She reads from his landmark novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and talks about how García Márquez influenced generations of thinkers and writers in Latin America and across the world. "He's the master of maste […]
  • Gabriel García Márquez in His Own Words on Writing "100 Years of Solitude" April 18, 2014
    One of the greatest novelists and writers of the 20th century has died. Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez passed away Thursday in Mexico at the age of 87. It has been reported that only the Bible has sold more copies in the Spanish language than the works of García Márquez, who was affectionately known at "Gabo" throughout Latin America. His […]
  • Headlines for April 18, 2014 April 18, 2014
    Deal Reached on Ukraine Crisis; Pro-Russian Separatists Stay Put, Anti-Semitic Flier in Eastern Ukraine Denounced as Provocation, Novelist Gabriel García Márquez Dies, Author of "100 Years of Solitude", Iran Ahead of Schedule on Nuclear Deal; U.S. Releases Funds, Gunmen Attack U.N. Base Sheltering Civilians in South Sudan, Former Salvadoran General […]
  • Former Drone Operators Reveal Air Force Plays Key Role in Secret CIA Assassination Campaign April 17, 2014
    A new documentary film reveals how a regular U.S. Air Force unit based in the Nevada desert is responsible for flying the CIA's drone strike program in Pakistan. "Drone" identifies the unit conducting CIA strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas as the 17th Reconnaissance Squadron, which is located on the Creech Air Force Base, about 45 miles f […]
  • Fixing the Electoral College: New York Joins Pact to Elect President by Popular Vote April 17, 2014
    New York has become the latest state to join an agreement that would transform the U.S. presidential election. Under the compact for a National Popular Vote, states across the country have pledged to award their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote. If enough states sign on, it would guarantee the presidency goes to the can […]
  • "We Are Not Beginning a New Cold War, We are Well into It": Stephen Cohen on Russia-Ukraine Crisis April 17, 2014
    As negotiations over the crisis in Ukraine begin in Geneva, tension is rising in the Ukrainian east after security forces killed three pro-Russian protesters, wounded 13 and took 63 captive in the city of Mariupol. Ukrainian officials said the pro-Russian separatists had attempted to storm a military base. The killings came just after the unraveling of a Ukr […]

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