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Ruth Bader Gins­burg, the 85-year-old U.S. Supreme Court jus­tice who was hos­pi­tal­ized for treat­ment and ob­ser­va­tion af­ter she frac­tured three ribs in a fall, was re­leased from a Wash­ing­ton hos­pi­tal, and is “do­ing well” and work­ing from home, a court spokesman said.

Sonny Pumphrey, 78, of Way­nesville, N.C., said he saw two bear cubs run off as he worked in his drive­way right be­fore he punched the mother bear “right dead on the point of the nose” when it at­tacked, bit­ing him on the hip be­fore it ran off when his wife fired a shot into the air.

Thomas O’Con­nor and Christo­pher War­wick, two New Jersey state troop­ers, are be­ing praised for pulling an un­con­scious man out through the win­dow of his wrecked car in Glouces­ter Town­ship as flames en­gulfed the ve­hi­cle.

Ed­ward Aber­nathy, 50, an el­e­men­tary school prin­ci­pal in Land O’Lakes, Fla., is ac­cused of steal­ing $900 af­ter a men­tally dis­abled 9-year-old took $2,100 to school and Aber­nathy gave only $1,200 to the boy’s mother when she went to pick up the cash, deputies said.

Jack Burt, a po­lice sergeant in Hum­ble, Texas, said a 15-year-old boy who was il­le­gally driv­ing an ATV along Hous­ton-area free­ways “made a bad de­ci­sion” by not stop­ping for po­lice and by post­ing on so­cial me­dia a video of him­self be­ing chased by of­fi­cers for about an hour un­til he pulled over and was ar­rested.

Aa­sia Bibi and her friend, Shahid Lashari, were found guilty in the poi­son­ing deaths of 17 fam­ily mem­bers in Pak­istan af­ter Bibi was forced to marry against her will, and both women were sen­tenced to 15 life terms, au­thor­i­ties said.

E.J. Rivers, spokesman for the city zoo in Jack­son, Miss., said zoo staff mem­bers killed three stray dogs that en­tered zoo grounds and killed two klip­springers, which are small African an­te­lope, and a spur­winged goose, a bird na­tive to sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa.

Karin Sul­li­van, spokesman for a high school in Oak Park, Ill., said school of­fi­cials be­lieve they’ve iden­ti­fied the per­son who used an app to send the image of a swastika to stu­dents with smart­phones dur­ing a school as­sem­bly.

Tom Collins, emer­gency man­age­ment di­rec­tor in Pen­der County, N.C., said re­ports of shots fired from the roof of a high school in Hamp­stead, prompt­ing a po­lice re­sponse and a lock­down at three schools, turned out to be noise from “a mal­func­tion­ing wa­ter heater.”

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