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Documentary captures final days of legendary war reporter Marie Colvin

Legendary is a hard-won adjective. But by the time she was killed six years ago in Homs, Syria, by President Bashar Assad s forces, Marie Colvin had earned it. At 56, she had already long been revered among fellow journalists for her bravery and determination to tell the story, at virtually any cost. The New York native who wrote for Britain s Sunday Times was also known for some other things: For her trademark black eye patch, adopted after she lost sight in one eye in a Sri Lanka grenade attack. For her taste in vodka martinis and pearls. For her famous parties. And for being a notoriously prickly person to work with, especially for photographers, whom she cycled through as qu...

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