Updated Dec 4, 2019

Jimmy Carter released from hospital after being treated for infection

Former President Jimmy Carter. Photo: China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter was released from the hospital on Wednesday after being treated over the weekend for a urinary tract infection, according to the a press release put out by the Carter Center.

The big picture: Carter, the oldest living president, has been in and out of the hospital several times in recent months. He underwent brain surgery in November and suffered a pelvic fracture in October.

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Jimmy Carter released from hospital after brain surgery

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Former President Jimmy Carter was released Wednesday from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and will spend his Thanksgiving at home in Plains, Ga., according to the Carter Center.

The backdrop: Carter, 95, has been recovering from brain surgery earlier this month to relieve pressure caused by a subdural hematoma.

Go deeper: Jimmy Carter is the oldest living U.S. president

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital

Ginsburg participates in a July 2 discussion at Georgetown University Law Center. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from a hospital in Baltimore Sunday after being treated for chills and fever, Reuters reports.

Details: The 86-year-old was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Friday night before being transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital "for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection," per a Supreme Court statement Saturday.

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Former Fed chairman Paul Volcker dies at 92

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Former chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker died Sunday at 92 years old, according to the New York Times.

The big picture: Volcker was known for leading the Fed's aggressive campaign to bring down inflation throughout the late 1970s and early '80s. He served in the Treasury Department under Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon before moving to the Fed. President Carter nominated him to be chairman in 1979, and President Reagan re-nominated him in 1983.

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