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Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies

The master of magic realism was the region's best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87.

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Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin'

Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.

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Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches

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Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin'

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Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro

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First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

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Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies

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When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job

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The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium

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