Author Tom Clancy dies at 66

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Tom Clancy, prolific author of military thrillers that turned into box office gold with movies such as “The Hunt for Red October” and “Clear and Present Danger,” has died at the age of 66, his publisher confirmed Wednesday morning. 

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Dr. Seuss was real ‘Cat in the Hat’: His secret hat collection revealed

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Dr. Seuss didn’t have to go far to find inspiration for his famous “Cat in the Hat” character: apparently, he just looked in the mirror.

Beloved children’s book author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel had an affinity for over-the-top headgear, and kept a personal collection of hundreds of outlandish hats that went on public display this week for the first time.

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'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle fatally shot at Texas gun range

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A former Navy SEAL who wrote “American Sniper,” a best-selling book about his lethal career as a marksman in Iraq, was shot to death with another man at a gun range near Stephenville, Texas, on Saturday. 

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Celebrated author, playwright Gore Vidal dies at 86

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Author, playwright, politician and commentator Gore Vidal, whose vast and sharpened range of published works and public remarks were stamped by his immodest wit and unconventional wisdom, died Tuesday at age 86 in Los Angeles.

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