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PEN Award for Charlie Hebdo Stirs Controversy

A literary organization's award for courage to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has split the usually harmonious and left-leaning U.S. literary elite, with some of the country's best-known writers exchanging accusations of cowardice and blindness to racism. Best known for its cartoons that bluntly, sometimes lewdly mock organized religions and political figures, Charlie Hebdo was targeted in January by two Islamist gunmen who forced their way into the magazine's...

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