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Clinton Faints, Sustains Concussion

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fainted and hit her head on Thursday, sustaining a mild concussion. The press learned of the injury yesterday.
"While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Philippe Reines, a US State Department spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors," Reines said, adding that Clinton would work from home and stay in regular contact with other top officials. Clinton, 65, is recovering at home and has been advised by her doctors to continue to rest and avoid strenuous activity and cancel all work events for the next week. She had been scheduled to testify before a pair of congressional panels looking into the September 11 attack against a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton's concussion was suffered on Thursday, after she fainted at home earlier in the week, a state department official speaking on condition of anonymity said. Clinton, who is expected to leave her job soon, skipped an overseas trip this past week because of the stomach virus, the State Department said.
Commenters on wingnut sites are claiming that Clinton is faking her illness in order to evade testifying before Congress.

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