Author Susan Sontag Dies at Age 71

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Sontag is shown after winning the National Book Award in fiction for 'In America' Nov. 15, 2000

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Susan Sontag, known for her essays and political activism, dies at 71 in Manhattan. Sontag authored 17 books and was considered one of America's leading intellectuals. NPR's Kim Masters has an appreciation.

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