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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated Again For Cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just completed three weeks of radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court disclosed Friday.

The radiation therapy, conducted on an outpatient basis, began Aug. 5, shortly after a localized cancerous tumor was discovered on Ginsburg's pancreas. The treatment included the insertion of a stent in Ginsburg's bile duct, according to a statement issued by the court.

Doctors at Sloan Kettering said further tests showed no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. The treatment comes just months after Ginsburg was operated on for lung cancer last December. The 86-year-old justice has battled cancer in various forms over the last 20 years.

"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City," a statement from the Supreme Court read. "The focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas. The abnormality was first detected after a routine blood test in early July, and a biopsy performed on July 31 at Sloan Kettering confirmed a localized malignant tumor.

"As part of her treatment, a bile duct stent was placed. The Justice tolerated treatment well. She cancelled her annual summer visit to Santa Fe, but has otherwise maintained an active schedule. The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans. No further treatment is needed at this time."


Bennet slams the DNC debate rules at the DNC: Says it favors celebrities and billionaires...

Michael Bennet, first up at a 2020 candidate forum at a DNC meeting here in San Francisco, opens with a self-deprecating joke: "This is the first time in this race I've ever been a frontrunner."

Bennet slams the DNC debate rules at the DNC: Says it favors celebrities and billionaires, forces people to spend money on FB, which he calls the platform the Russians used to hack the 2016 election.

"The DNC process is stifling debate at a time when we need it most."


The Amazon is burning because the world eats so much meat

(CNN)While the wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest may constitute an "international crisis," they are hardly an accident.

The vast majority of the fires have been set by loggers and ranchers to clear land for cattle. The practice is on the rise, encouraged by Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's populist pro-business president, who is backed by the country's so-called "beef caucus."

While this may be business as usual for Brazil's beef farmers, the rest of the world is looking on in horror.

So, for those wondering how they could help save the rainforest, known as "the planet's lungs" for producing about 20% of the world's oxygen, the answer may be simple. Eat less meat.

It's an idea that Finland has already floated. On Friday, the Nordic country's finance minister called for the European Union to "urgently review the possibility of banning Brazilian beef imports" over the Amazon fires.

Brazil is the world's largest exporter of beef, providing close to 20% of the total global exports, according the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) -- a figure that could rise in the coming years.


Dropkick Murphy's perform private concert for 3-year-old battling cancer in Weymouth

WEYMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - A 3-year-old boy who is currently at home in isolation as he battles cancer received a private concert from the Dropkick Murphy’s in Weymouth on Wednesday.

The band surprised Quinn Waters when they showed up outside his window and began playing “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.”

Quinn was diagnosed with a brain tumor on his brain stem, known as medulloblastoma, shortly after celebrating his third birthday in February, according to a Facebook page made to provide updates on Quinn’s progress.

Since Quinn’s diagnosis, he has had 95 percent of his tumor removed, as well as undergone numerous rounds of chemotherapy, months of hospitalizations and a stem cell transplant.



In May 1989, Trump took out a full page ad in the @NYTimes pushing the idea of the death penalty...

In May 1989, Trump took out a full page ad in the @NYTimes
pushing the idea of the death penalty around the case of the Central Park Five.

This week, 30 years later, @Netflix
took out a full-page ad celebrating their story and thwarting his lies.



The Twit tweets: "Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking..."

Our Country has lost, stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China over many years. They have stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars a year, & they want to continue. I won’t let that happen! We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far....

....better off without them. The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP. Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing..

....your companies HOME and making your products in the USA. I will be responding to China’s Tariffs this afternoon. This is a GREAT opportunity for the United States. Also, I am ordering all carriers, including Fed Ex, Amazon, UPS and the Post Office, to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE,....

....all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!). Fentanyl kills 100,000 Americans a year. President Xi said this would stop - it didn’t. Our Economy, because of our gains in the last 2 1/2 years, is MUCH larger than that of China. We will keep it that way!



Powell: No 'rulebook' on trade, pledges the Fed will 'act as appropriate' to sustain the economy

Source: CNBC

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell repeated his pledge Friday to keep the economic expansion going while acknowledging that tariffs and other factors are causing growth to slow.

In his annual remarks at the central bank's Jackson Hole symposium, Powell offered little in the way of guidance on where he thinks rates should go, saying that the Fed "will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion," a phrase he has used several times in the recent past.

Looking at the Fed's dual mandate of full employment and price stability, Powell said the "economy is close to both goals. "Our challenge now is to do what monetary policy can do to sustain the expansion so that the benefits of the strong jobs market extend to more of those still left behind, and so that inflation is centered firmly around 2 percent."

He also outlined the challenges the Fed faces and indicated that for he and his fellow officials there are "no recent precedents to guide any policy response to the current situation."

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/23/powell-jackson-hole-speech.html


Seth Moulton Ends 2020 Presidential Campaign With a Warning

Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts is dropping out of the presidential race, ending a candidacy that emphasized Mr. Moulton’s centrist politics and military service but gained no traction with Democratic primary voters.

Mr. Moulton, 40, said in an interview that he had no immediate plans to endorse another candidate, but he warmly praised former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Mr. Moulton planned to announce the end of his campaign in a formal speech before the Democratic National Committee on Friday.

Mr. Moulton suggested that most of the other Democratic candidates were also laboring in vain at this point, with only a tiny few — Mr. Biden and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — remaining as real competitors for the nomination. He warned in the interview that if Democrats were to embrace an overly liberal platform, it could make it harder for the party to defeat President Trump.

“I think it’s evident that this is now a three-way race between Biden, Warren and Sanders, and really it’s a debate about how far left the party should go,” Mr. Moulton said.


Air Force One is seen following a heavy rain at Joint Base Andrews, MD. yesterday.

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