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Thatcher released from hospital after flu

Thatcher home after bout of flu

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher returned home Monday after two weeks in the hospital, managing a smile and a wave to reporters camped outside her doorstep.

The Conservative icon fell ill with the flu last month and had to skip an official reception honoring her 85th birthday, but spokesman Timothy Bell said Thatcher had been given the all-clear by her doctors and would now be getting some rest.

Thatcher looked frail as she was led out to greet the media after her release from London's private Cromwell Hospital. According to her daughter, she is suffering from age-related dementia and has also had strokes in recent years.

Scouts' uniforms to be U.S.-made

The Girl Scouts of the USA announced Monday its uniforms will continue to be made in America after a public uproar over reports it was considering bids from overseas manufacturers.

The owners of a family-run factory in Passaic, N.J., that has been the main supplier of Girl Scout uniforms and sashes for years were told recently that the organization would be seeking bids for the job — including from a company in China.

Girl Scouts spokeswoman Michelle Tompkins said the contract hadn't been awarded but the bid request had been modified to require that the uniforms be made domestically.

Paper in Uganda again lists gay men

A controversial newspaper in Kampala published photos, names and home addresses of gay Ugandans on Monday — the second time the paper has done so — prompting a rights group to seek a legal injunction against it.

The paper's managing editor, Giles Muhame, said he plans to continue publishing photos of gay men in Rolling Stone to "help them live responsible lives."

Associated Press

Thatcher released from hospital after flu 11/01/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 9:15pm]
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