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Sandra Cisneros: ‘If I don’t write I can get sick’


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‘Makes no sense’: Sandra Bullock says she is ‘still embarrassed’ about one of her films


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Sandra Bullock jokes that she cleans Keanu Reeves’ house once a week because she ‘lost a bet’ when they made ‘Speed’


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Hilarious clip of Betty White roasting Sandra Bullock goes viral


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Sandra Bernhard on fall out with Madonna: ‘Her relationships just don’t last’


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Sandra Bullock says she thought she was ‘gonna die’ after her body started failing her due to extreme stress


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Sandra Bullock reveals Keanu Reeves once showed up at her house with champagne and truffles after she briefly mentioned she hadn’t tried them before


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‘The Police Was Waiting for Us’: Salt-N-Pepa’s Sandra Denton Says Police Were Trying to Stop Them from Performing ‘Push It’ After Lyric Confusion


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Sandra Oh makes history at the 2019 Golden Globes, and she thanks her parents in Korean

Sandra Oh makes history at the 2019 Golden Globes, and she thanks her parents in KoreanShe's the first actor of Asian descent in 39 years to win the category.



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Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, reveals she has dementia

Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, reveals she has dementiaSandra Day O'Connor, a pioneer in the legal profession who made history in 1981 by becoming the first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court and remained on the bench for a quarter century, announced on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with dementia. "Some time ago, doctors diagnosed me with the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease," Mrs O'Connor, 88, said in a letter issued by the court. Alzheimer's is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys memory and thinking skills. Mrs O'Connor, who had served as a state judge in her native Arizona, was appointed to the nine-member court by Republican former President Ronald Reagan during his first year in office and she retired in 2006. She was considered a centrist on the conservative-leaning court. As a result of her diagnosis, Mrs O'Connor said she has withdrawn from public life. "I will continue living in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by dear friends and family. While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings in my life," she added. Mrs O'Connor became the Supreme Court's first woman justice nearly two centuries after the country's top judicial body was established in 1789, but her place in history went beyond breaking gender barriers. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Credit: Harry Cabluck/AP Over time, she emerged as the court's ideological centre, casting key votes in cases on the most contentious issues of her era, including a ruling that helped preserve a woman's right to have an abortion and another upholding affirmative action – the use of racial preferences in student admissions – on college campuses. When Republican former President George W Bush replaced her with conservative Justice Samuel Alito, the already-conservative court moved further to the right. "Justice O'Connor is of course a towering figure in the history of the United States and indeed the world," Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement. "She broke down barriers for women in the legal profession to the betterment of that profession and the country as a whole." Mrs O'Connor grew up on a ranch in Arizona before attending Stanford University in California. She was one of only five women in her class at Stanford Law School. Although she graduated near the top of her class, she was rejected for most law firm jobs. President Barack Obama presents the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sandra Day O'Connor Credit: AP She and her husband, John, whom she met in law school, later settled in Phoenix where she became a prominent Republican politician in the state. She was elected as a state trial judge in 1974 and in 1979 was named to a state appeals court. After retiring from the court, Mrs O'Connor dedicated herself to improving civics education, starting a group called iCivics that provided free online resources for middle and high school students. In 2009, Democratic former President Barack Obama presented her at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor a president can give. Mrs O'Connor retired mainly so she could care for her husband, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. President Reagan, who died in 2004, also was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. An estimated 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's, almost two-thirds of them women, according to the Alzheimer's Association. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. 



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