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Controversial US author Joe McGinniss, who pushed the boundaries of journalistic convention, at times becoming nearly as notorious as his subjects, has died. News reports said McGinniss passed away Monday at a hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. McGinniss's unique literary niches included America's political leaders, as well as country club psychopaths. He first made his mark as a writer in a groundbreaking, behind-the-scenes exploration of Richard Nixon's successful White House run, "The Selling of the President 1968."
Holders Bayern Munich kept their hopes alive of becoming the first team to retain the Champions League trophy while Atletico Madrid also progressed to the quarter-finals of this season's competition on Tuesday. Bayern -- who have reached the final of the past two Champions League campaigns -- were held 1-1 in Munich by Arsenal, but just as they did last year against the same opposition at the same stage, the Germans went through, this time 3-1 on aggregate. However Bayern's joy at going through was somewhat soured after Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger accused Dutch wing Arjen Robben of diving throughout the two legs.