1. Gabriel García Márquez, the celebrated author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, has died, El País reports. He was 87 years old.
2. Marquez had been recovering at home in Mexico City after a week-long hospitalization for a pneumonia.
3. Marquez won a Nobel Prize in 1982 “for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts.”
5. Many took to Twitter to share their favorite lines from his works in English and Spanish.
- Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. He got 133 votes in New Hampshire.
- MLB issued its first-ever lifetime ban for performance enhancing drugs to New York Mets' Jenrry Mejia.
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