Hillary Clinton Praises Haiti On 209th Independence Anniversary

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U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, developed a blood clot after falling in her home in early December. Clinton was nursing a stomach-flu virus, and had become dangerously dehydrated. The fall resulted in a brain concussion. As part of follow-up treatment, she was given a MRI, a diagnostic procedure that revealed a blood clot wedged between her skull and brain. Blood-thinner prescriptions have been administered to her to remove the clot.

Secretary Clinton was scheduled to address a congressional hearing on the Benghazi assault, which took the life of Chris Stephens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya. Clinton accepted full responsibility for the assault, but the Obama administration does not find her at fault. However, right-wingers doubt her integrity, believing she is using her condition to avoid testifying.

Clinton has kept in contact with her staff, and her office issued a press release commemorating Haiti's Independence Day. Congratulating Haiti on the island's declaration of independence from French occupation 209 years ago, she wrote of Haiti's courage and perseverance as it has taken control of its destiny. Expressing admiration the U.S. feels towards Haiti, she vowed the U.S.'s continuing support and its commitment ". . to ensure . . . every Haitian is able to live up to his or her god-given potential."

Clinton's medical crisis has generated rumors she may not run for the 2016 presidency. She herself has said ". . . it would probably be a good idea to just find out how tired I am."

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