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Cancer-stricken civil rights attorney pleads to be released from prison

A cancer-stricken civil rights attorney, jailed over her legal representation of Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, is pleading for a compassionate release from prison due to her worsening medical condition. 73-year-old Lynne Stewart may not have much more time, her doctors say. Now fighting stage 4 cancer that’s spread to her…

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