Hillary Clinton Suffers Concussion in Home Fall

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reportedly recovering from a fall that occurred last week at her Washington, D.C. home, a mishap that left her with a concussion.

Alone at the time of the fall, Hillary opted not to seek medical help for her head injury until several days later.  Her personal physician indicates that the high-profile politician was dehydrated from a recent trip to Europe when she fainted.

The State Department issued a statement on behalf of the former First Lady,  "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors.  At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials."

Clinton will be unable to testify, as planned, before Congress about her knowledge of the September attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and two Navy Seals.

Last week Hillary was named one of Barbara Walters 10 most fascinating people of 2012.

The former First Lady plans to step down from her State Department post in January.  It is expected that U.S. Senator John Kerry will be confirmed as the next Secretary of State.

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