Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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TONI MORRISON WINS NOBEL PRIZE American novelist and essayist Toni Morrison, cited for writing prose "with the luster of poetry," won the 1993 Nobel Prize in literature yesterday. The Swedish Academy awarded the prize to Ms. Morrison "who, in novels, characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality." Morrison grew up in a black working-class family in Lorain, Ohio, and now teaches at Princeton University in New Jersey. She also won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, a year after publishing "Beloved," in which she widened her themes of the black world in life and legend, first described in the 1978 "Song of Solomon." Her latest novel is "Jazz," published in 1992. Croats expel Muslims

Bosnian Croat forces have rounded up 530 Muslim civilians and forcibly evicted them from the Croat sector of the disputed city of Mostar, a United Nations official said yesterday. The group of men, women, and small children were taken from their homes and forced to cross the dangerous no-man's land that divides the Muslim and Croat areas of Mostar, the scene of bitter fighting for several months. In another development, a UN envoy reported he has evidence that Croatian forces murdered dozens of civilians and destroyed homes in an attack last month on an area held by separatist Serbs. Prisoners demand release

Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails in the occupied territories demanded yesterday that Israel set them free before the peace agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) goes into effect. The prisoners, members of PLO chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, said in the statement that if they had to stay in jail they would try to obstruct the agreement. State health spending

The first government comparison of state health spending in nearly a decade found that Northeast states with the largest concentration of doctors also have the heaviest medical bills. The lowest spending was in the Rocky Mountain states, according to the study published Wednesday in the fall issue of the journal Health Affairs. …

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