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Utah firing squad death announced on Twitter (BBC News)

Shortly after midnight in the US state of Utah, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff picked up his Apple iPhone, opened up a Twitter app on his handset and began tweeting.

Instead, Mr Shurtleff used Twitter to announce that most important of all things: the death of a human being, convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner.

Jose Saramago, Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist, Has Died - ArtsBeat Blog (

Jose Saramago, the Portuguese writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998 with novels that combine surrealist experimentation and a kind of sardonic peasant pragmatism, has died at his home in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, his publisher said on Friday. He was 87.

Keywords: jose saramago, literature, nobel.prize, obituary
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
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