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Here's why Irish author Roddy Doyle revisited his characters from The Commitments

Roddy Doyle made a splash in the mid-1980s with his first novel, The Commitments. He then took those characters on two more journeys with The Snapper and then The Van. Afterwards, he put them on a shelf for more than 20 years. But Ireland's recent economic crisis brought him back to the world of Jimmy Rabbitte's Dublin in a new novel called The Guts.

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Geo answer

Today's Geo Answer is Greencastle, Ireland, the first place in Europe to get the news that President Lincoln had died on this day 144 years ago. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from David Paul Nickles, U.S. State Department historian and author of "Under the Wire: How the Telegraph Changed Diplomacy."