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William J. Coughlin dies at 91; former L.A. Times foreign correspondent
William J. Coughlin dies at 91; former L.A. Times foreign correspondent

Veteran journalist William J. Coughlin, a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent who as editor of a small North Carolina newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for public service in 1990, died Thursday at a hospice facility in Bolivia, N.C. He was 91. Coughlin, who split his time between homes in Southport, N.C., and Ireland, had liver cancer, said his daughter, Kerry. He began his tenure with The Times in 1968 as New Delhi bureau chief, covering Southeast Asia, including Cambodia and Vietnam. He later served as Middle East bureau chief, based in Beirut, until 1975. By the late 1980s Coughlin was executive editor of the Washington Daily News, a family-owned newspaper with a circulation...

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