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Secretary of State faints

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for a round table meeting of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. NATO foreign ministers were set Wednesday to shift their focus to the way forward in Afghanistan during a second day of talks in Brussels, as the military alliance prepares to withdraw its combat troops in 2014. (Virginia Mayo / Associated Press)
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for a round table meeting of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. NATO foreign ministers were set Wednesday to shift their focus to the way forward in Afghanistan during a second day of talks in Brussels, as the military alliance prepares to withdraw its combat troops in 2014. (Virginia Mayo / Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for a round table meeting of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who skipped an overseas trip this past week because of a stomach virus, sustained a concussion after fainting, the State Department said Saturday.

The 65-year-old Clinton, who’s expected to leave her job soon after serving as America’s top diplomat during President Barack Obama’s first term, is recovering at home and being monitored by doctors, according to a statement by aide Philippe Reines.

No further details were immediately available.

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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