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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
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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 10:57 AM

The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday.

Updated at 10:56 AM

Something to talk aboutNetflix today released the first trailer for Season 2 of "Orange Is the New Black." The surprise hit only available on Netflix has developed a huge following, and there's a good reason for it - the...

Updated at 10:52 AM

The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine.

Updated at 10:51 AM

In the newsAn immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern...

Updated at 10:49 AM

Hot videoThe creators of the crime-fighting robot Knightscope call their technology "a force...

Updated at 10:46 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Russia and Ukraine.

Updated at 10:36 AM

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

Updated at 10:15 AM

The Leavenworth County Commission questioned Thursday why cities in the county aren't being asked to support the Leavenworth County Port Authority.

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 8:46 AM

Wendy Burr and Hans Stephensen said there aren't too many situations they haven't dealt with as Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office dispatchers.

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