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V.S. Naipaul, Nobel-winning author who drew admiration and revulsion, dies at 85

The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday at his London home, his family said.

Paul Laxalt, former Nevada governor, dies at 96

Paul Laxalt, the son of Basque immigrants who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, U.S. senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 96. Laxalt died Monday at a healthcare facility in Virginia, according to the public relations firm The Ferraro Group.

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Sister Maureen Paul Turlish, advocate for victims of sexual abuse, dies at 79

In 2002, when a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation by the Boston Globe revealed years of sexual abuse in the priesthood and an accompanying coverup by Catholic Church officials, she launched a wide-ranging effort to support victims and bring their abusers to justice.

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