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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital

Ginsburg underwent surgery last Friday for early stage lung cancer. At 85, she is the oldest justice on the Supreme Court and a stalwart of the court's liberal wing.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Christmas Day following surgery for early stage lung cancer, according to a Supreme Court spokesperson.

Ginsburg is now "recuperating

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