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Afternoon Briefing: The latest in the Sterigenics trial

Good afternoon, Chicago.

A jury has decided breast cancer survivor Sue Kamuda should get $38 million from Sterigenics, its parent company and a corporate predecessor after a five-week trial. Kamuda is the first of more than 700 people seeking recompense from Sterigenics, an Oak Brook-based company that uses ethylene oxide to sterilize medical instruments.

And Chicago-area contractor Mark Frerichs has been freed by the Taliban in a swap, his family says. Frerichs, a Navy veteran who had spent more than a decade in Afghanistan as a civilian contractor, was abducted in January 2020 and is believed to have been held since then by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.

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