Sharon Suffers Brain Hemorrhage

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in critical condition after a brain hemorrhage. Sharon was hospitalized in Jerusalem.

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Here's an update on a major story we're following this morning. Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in serious condition in a Jerusalem hospital after a life-threatening stroke yesterday. Sharon underwent seven hours of emergency surgery to stop bleeding in his brain. His official duties have been transferred to his deputy, Ehud Olmert. A headline in Israel's biggest newspaper described Sharon's situation as the final battle. And we will bring you updates as we learn more.

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