• Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall

    By: Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized early Thursday after she fractured three ribs in a fall at the court, officials said.

    Ginsburg, 85, fell Wednesday evening while in her office.


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    “She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning,” court officials said Thursday in a statement. “Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment.”

    Ginsburg broke two ribs in a fall in 2012. She has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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