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Ailing Hillary Clinton recovering at home

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who skipped an overseas trip this past week because of a stomach virus, is recovering at home after fainting and sustaining a concussion, the State Department said.

Clinton, 65, who’s expected to leave her job soon, is being monitored by doctors, according to a statement by aide Philippe Reines. She will continue to work from home in the week ahead.

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Dr. Lisa Bardack of the Mt. Kisco Medical Group and Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi of George Washington University said Clinton was suffering from a stomach virus and fainted after becoming extremely dehydrated.

Clinton was diagnosed with a concussion Thursday after fainting at home last week, according to a State Department official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss Clinton’s injury publicly. The doctors did not determine it to be a severe concussion, the official said.

President Obama telephoned his top diplomat Saturday to wish her well, a White House official said.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee said it won’t hear from Clinton as planned at a Thursday hearing into the Sept. 11 attack against a US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US ambassador.

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