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Taylor Swift visits young cancer patient in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Taylor Swift has visited a young cancer patient in Nebraska.

The singer was at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha on Saturday to see 10-year-old Lauren Hacker. The fifth-grader at St. Margaret Mary School has cancer.

The Omaha World-Herald (http://bit.ly/10z0U9l ) reports the meeting was lobbied for on social media. It was later arranged by Lauren's family and the singer's representatives.

Swift kicks off her worldwide tour Wednesday in Omaha for her latest album, "Red."

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com