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Charles Krauthammer Dead at 68

Conservative icon had recently revealed he had just weeks to live
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2018 5:55 PM CDT
In this March 31, 2015 file photo, Charles Krauthammer talks about getting into politics during a news conference in Corpus Christi, Texas.   (Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

(Newser) – Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer died Thursday at age 68, reports the Washington Post, where Krauthammer's work as a columnist won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. Krauthammer's death comes less than two weeks after he announced in his final column that he was dying of cancer and had just weeks to live. Krauthammer, an outspoken pundit who could often be seen on Fox News, also wrote for magazines including Time, the New Republic, the Weekly Standard, and the National Interest foreign policy journal. CNN calls him "legendary," noting that his opinions had shaped US politics for decades. (Read more Charles Krauthammer stories.)

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