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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz lashed out Monday against the Obama administration's plan to accept refugees from war-torn Syria, calling it "nothing short of crazy" because he believes some are Islamic State group terrorists.
Best-selling Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, whose detective character Kurt Wallander became a worldwide phenomenon, has died at 67 after a battle with cancer. Mankell, who first revealed he had cancer in January last year, "died in his sleep early this morning" in Sweden's second city of Gothenburg, his publishing house Leopard said on its website on Monday. Mankell's collection of dark novels about the Swedish police inspector Wallander brought the author international fame, particularly after it was made into a television series by the BBC starring Oscar-nominated actor and director Kenneth Branagh.