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6:02 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Mexican TV Icon Roberto Gómez Bolaños Dies At 85

A photo from 2011 shows Roberto Gómez Bolaños and his wife Florinda Meza at the 25th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington. Bolaños reportedly died on Friday at age 85.
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Roberto Gómez Bolaños, a popular Mexican comedic actor and screenwriter known by the nickname "Chespirito," has died at age 85 after a long illness, Latin Times reports.

The newspaper says Bolaños died of heart failure in Cancun.

The Associated Press notes: "His morning show was a staple for preschoolers, much like Captain Kangaroo in the United States.

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World
5:00 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Black Friday Crosses The Pond

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 6:15 pm

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World
4:59 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Details Emerge On American Commando Raid In Yemen

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World
4:59 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

A Closer Look At EU Parliament's Vote To Break Up Google

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 5:33 pm

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Parallels
2:30 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

For Northern Ireland, Wounds From 'The Troubles' Are Still Raw

The remains of Brendan Megraw are carried to St. Oliver Plunkett Church in Belfast by his brothers Kieran (second left) and Sean (second right) on Nov. 14. The remains were found in a bog 36 years after Megrew was taken by the IRA. He was one of the many who died or disappeared during the decades-long Troubles between Protestant loyalists and Catholic republicans in Northern Ireland.
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Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 5:27 pm

Sixteen years ago, the Good Friday peace agreement ended the violent conflict in Northern Ireland by creating a power-sharing government. Around the world, people point to the agreement as a model for how to resolve ethnic conflicts.

And yet, political leaders in Northern Ireland are still struggling to bring Protestant and Catholic groups together. The fact that this is even an issue might surprise many people.

When I visited Belfast, I found a city still profoundly divided.

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