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LONDON (AP) — Celebrated South African novelist J.M. Coetzee and U.S. Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout are among the contenders announced Wednesday for Britain's prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction.
John Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate US president Ronald Reagan 35 years ago, is to be freed from a psychiatric hospital to live full-time with his mother, a federal judge ordered Wednesday. The court order places dozens of detailed conditions on Hinckley's "full-time convalescent leave" from St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington but said they can be phased out after a year to 18 months if he continues to make progress. US District Judge Paul Friedman wrote that Hinckley, who is now 61, no longer poses a threat to himself or others.