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Former US President Ford Released from Hospital


Former U.S. President Gerald Ford has been discharged from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota after nearly two weeks of treatment for heart problems.

An aide to the president said he returned to his California home on Monday with his wife, Betty.

Last week, the 93-year-old underwent surgery to repair a blood vessel. He was also fitted with a pacemaker to regulate his heartbeat.

Mr. Ford is the oldest living U.S. president. He became president in 1974 after the Watergate political scandal forced Richard Nixon from office. He was defeated by Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.