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Ginsburg treated for cancer

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/23/19, 03:59 pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for a malignant, localized tumor on her pancreas recently, the Supreme Court announced Friday. She received three weeks of radiation therapy starting Aug. 5 and had a bile duct stent placed. No evidence of cancer remains, but doctors will continue to monitor her health.

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Hong Kong protesters echo historic cry for freedom

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/23/19, 01:44 pm

Protesters in Hong Kong have marched through the streets, occupied the airport, and stormed a government building in recent weeks, but they adopted a new tactic Friday. The pro-democracy demonstrators formed a human chain through the city’s streets and along the waterfront in a plea for freedom and international support similar to a protest in the Baltic states 30 years ago Friday. Nearly 2 million Latvians, Lithuanians, and Estonians formed a human chain more than 370 miles long on Aug. 23, 1989, to protest Soviet rule.

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Brexit, wildfires, inequality on G-7 agenda

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/23/19, 12:46 pm

Leaders of the seven major industrial economies will discuss inequality and other global economic and social issues this weekend in France. U.S. President Donald Trump and the heads of state from Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, and Italy are all headed to the seaside town of Biarritz for the annual G-7 summit.

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