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Declassified documents say US knew Sputnik was soon to orbit

WASHINGTON — News bulletin in 1957: Sputnik stuns the world. CIA in 2017: Not really.

The CIA released newly declassified documents on Wednesday revealing that while the American public was surprised when the Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite 60 years ago, intelligence agencies weren’t caught off-guard.

Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize for ‘uncovering abyss’

STOCKHOLM — Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist best known for “The Remains of the Day,” won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday.

The selection of the 62-year-old Ishiguro marked a return to traditional literature following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy for the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize.