News in Brief: August 20, 2015

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Jimmy Carter Reveals Cancer Has Spread to His Brain

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Today, Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer diagnosis, Kelly Clarkson makes a pregnancy announcement, and much more. Read on for your full roundup of news in brief:

News: Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

  • Former President Jimmy Carter announced today that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain. He is beginning radiation treatment immediately, but he says that he is "at ease with whatever comes."

Entertainment: Kelly Clarkson announces baby news

  • During her L.A. concert, Kelly Clarkson announced that she is pregnant! She broke the news to the crowd at her show at the Staples Center on Wednesday night, and she decided to share the news because she was getting emotional while singing her song "Piece by Piece."

Tech: Ashley Madison hackers expose thousands of government workers

  • Hackers recently exposed the private lives of thousands of government workers when they broke into, a dating site that helps people arrange extramarital affairs. The hackers posted the data on Tuesday night after stealing account details and log-in information from approximately 37 million users.

Sports: Eli Manning not looking to be the NFL's top paid quarterback

  • On Wednesday, a confused and miffed Eli Manning shot down a report that claimed that he wanted to be the NFL's top-paid quarterback. He insisted that being the top-paid quarterback was not the goal during contract talks. He boldly said, "Never been said, never come out of my mouth."

Lifestyle: Starbucks in Brooklyn to serve craft beer at night

  • A Starbucks in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will be the first stand-alone café in New York to offer the Starbucks Evening Menu. Customers will be able to order alcohol as well as limited food items like meatballs, truffle mac and cheese, artichoke and goat cheese flatbread, and bacon-wrapped dates.

See the gallery below for Twitter reactions to Jimmy Carter's cancer announcement:

Twitter reaction to Jimmy Carter cancer announcement
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News in Brief: August 20, 2015
President Obama wished Jimmy Carter a quick recovery
Spoke with President Jimmy Carter tonight. A great man, always upbeat and optimistic. We're praying for him.
President Carter has been a champion in the fight against inequality. @Chirlane and I have him in our thoughts as he fights this battle.
Sad to hear the news about President Carter. Will be praying for him and his family.
"Michelle and I send our best wishes to President Carter for a fast and full recovery." —@POTUS
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for my grandfather and grandmother. I will pass them along!
We are praying for you, President #JimmyCarter. You are a champion for the global community. Thank you. @CarterCenter
Sending my best wishes to Pres. #JimmyCarter in his cancer battle. We go back many years. Stay strong Mr. President.
We’re all wishing you the best with your upcoming treatment, Mr. President.
Sandra and I regret to hear that President Carter is facing a serious illness. We'll keep him in our prayers as he undergoes treatment.
Very sorry to hear President Jimmy Carter has cancer. He’s a wonderful man. Wish him a speedy recovery.
Thoughts and best wishes to President Jimmy Carter for a speedy and full recovery.

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