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Hillary Clinton Faints, Suffers Concussion

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she gives a speech Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she gives a speech Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has suffered a concussion after fainting at home, according to the State Department.

A statement Saturday from Philippe Reines, deputy assistant secretary of state, says that while suffering from a stomach virus, Clinton became dehydrated and fainted.

HILLARY CLINTON

-October 26, 1947: Born in Chicago, Illinois to Hugh and Dorothy Rodham
-1964: Campaigned for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater
-1974: Member of the Watergate inquiry committee into the possible impeachment of President Richard Nixon
-Oct. 11, 1975: Married Bill Clinton
-1993 to 2001: U.S. first lady during the presidential administration of husband Bill Clinton
-2001 to 2009: U.S. senator representing the state of New York
-2007 to 2008: Ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic party's presidential nomination
-2009 to Present: U.S. secretary of state during the presidential administration of Barack Obama

Reines says she is recovering at home. At the recommendation of her doctors, she will continue to work from home next week, while staying in regular contact with State Department and other officials.

Clinton canceled plans this week to travel to the Middle East and north Africa because of her stomach virus.

The secretary of state and former U.S. first lady is 65 years old.
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