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One of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a packed train bound for Paris has been stabbed in Sacramento, US media reported. A US Air Force spokesman confirmed that 23-year-old Airman Spencer Stone had been injured in his home state of California and taken to a local hospital. NBC News and CBS News reported that the attack took place in Sacramento on Wednesday night.
Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime. The Swedish Academy hailed the 67-year-old for writings that were "a monument to suffering and courage in our time" -- tableaux of World War II, Chernobyl and the war in Afghanistan, crafted through thousands of interviews. "By means of her extraordinary method -- a carefully composed collage of human voices -- Alexievich deepens our comprehension of an entire era," the academy said.
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