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1 month ago

Bill Clinton: Hillary Is Doing Fine, Got Dehydrated After Working Like A Demon

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clintonis doing fine afterher abrupt departure from a memorial event last weekend, former President Bill Clinton assured journalist Charlie Rose on Monday.

Shes doing fine, she was even better last night before she went to sleep, Clinton told Rose during an interview that aired on PBS late Monday. She had a good nights sleep, shes doing fine ... She just got dehydrated yesterday.

The Clinton camp has been scrambling to address the incident at a September 11 memorial ceremony in New York City. Video footage taken at the event appears to show the candidate wobbling on her feat and being helped into a van, her feet dragging. Her doctors later announced she had been diagnosed with pneumonialast week, which Clinton did not publicly disclose.

Rose pressed her husbands claims that she was only dehydrated, asking if there were any signs of something more serious.

Well if it is, its a mystery to me and all of her doctors, Bill Clinton replied, before noting that frequently well not frequently, rarely but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.

The former president assured Rose that his wife wouldnt be gone for weeks ahead of the campaign trail, adding that she had been working like a demon and had two-and-a-half hard days before the day she got dizzy.

He noted after Sundays incident that hed be lucky to hold [his wife] back another day after she cancelled a campaign trip meant to see her in Californiathis week.

The former secretary of state has already come under fire for keeping her illness private from her media detail and all but her closest staffers.

I just didnt think it was going to be that big a deal, she told CNNs Anderson Cooper.

Both Clintons pointed to the unequal levels of scrutiny between the two leading candidates, notingDonald Trump had yet to release his tax returns and only provided cursory details about his health.

The Republican candidatepromised on Monday to release some of his health recordsin the coming days.

3 months ago

If 'Game of Thrones' characters had modern day technology - Mashable

Have you ever found yourself looking at your phone and wondering how the hell everyone coped before the internet?

Well, take a moment to think about all those poor Game of Thrones characters. Not only do they have to struggle through a brutal world full of bloodshed and unearthly horror, but they don't even have the comfort of Facebook to help them through it.

Which got us thinking, what if they did have the internet and social media? From Sansa Snapchats to badass Khaleesi Instagrams, here's what we think that would look like.

Jamie and Bronn would have some awkward message exchanges.

6 months ago

Yemen Peace Effort Falters as Houthis Refuse to Attend Talks

Photo Protesters demanding an independent state for southern Yemen rallied on Monday in Aden, a southern port city.

9 months ago

You Can Succeed - Use These Social Media Marketing Tips To Succeed Dallas SEO Agency

If you have heard of Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus, you surely know that marketing through social media channels is the next big thing. Like many people, you might be wondering how you can harness the power of social media to your business's advantage. This article has a number of tips to help you in your social media marketing endeavors.

Utilize caution when it comes to engaging a company that offers social media marketing services. A lot of these companies are fly-by-night operations out to fleece new Internet marketers who don't know any better. The companies utilize thousands of fake Facebook, twitter and YouTube accounts, which they create using proxy servers and automated re

11 months ago

Body of downed Russian pilot back in Russia - CNN

Story highlights State Department sides with Turkey, says Russian jet was in Turkish airspaceDignitaries on hand for the arrival of Col. Oleg Peshkov's body, Sputnik news saysRussia and Turkey have been at loggerheads since Turkey shot down the pilot's jetThe available information indicates the warplane shot down last week was in Turkish airspace, State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said at a Monday press briefing.

Moscow has steadfastly maintained its jet was over Syria when it was downed.

The State Department announcement came after the body of a Russian pilot who died after the jet was shot down along the Turkey-Syria border was flown back to Russia, according t

11 months ago

Protesters shut down Chicago's 'Magnificent Mile' in demonstrations over ... - Washington Post

Protesters march on Chicagos Magnificent Mile shopping strip on Friday, demanding justice for a black teen killed by a white police offi

1 year ago

Taliban Fighters Overrun Afghan Security Forces, Reported In Control Of Kunduz

Alleged Taliban militants patrol on an Afghan police vehicle in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The Taliban is believed to have taken control of Kunduz, their first capture of a major urban area since the U.S. invasion of 2001. STRINGER/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

itoggle caption STRINGER/EPA /LANDOV Alleged Taliban militants patrol on an Afghan police vehicle in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The Taliban is believed to have taken control of Kunduz, their first capture of a major urban area since the U.S. invasion of 2001. Alleged Taliban militants patrol on an Afghan police vehicle in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The Taliban is believed to have taken control of Kunduz, their first capture of a major urban area since the U.S. invasion of 2001.


Hundreds of Taliban militants stormed the Afghan city of Kunduz early Monday, reportedly taking control of a hospital, freeing hundreds of prisoners and advancing towards the city's airport.

In what appears to be a well-coordinated, multi-pronged attack, Taliban fighters converged from different directions, stunning security forces. The Associated Press reports this is "the first time insurgents have seized a major urban area since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion."

The AP adds:

"More than 600 prisoners, including 140 Taliban fighters, were released from the city's jail, and many people were trying to reach the airport to flee the city.

" 'Kunduz city has collapsed into the hands of the Taliban,' Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told the Associated Press. 'Security forces in Kunduz were prepared for an attack, but not one of this size, and not one that was coordinated in 10 different locations at the same time.'

"The Taliban used social media to claim the 'conquest' of Kunduz and reassure residents that the extremist group responsible for the vast majority of nearly 5,000 civilian casualties in the first half of this year, according to the United Nations came in peace."

Kunduz is one of Afghanistan's richest cities. It's also been a repeat target of Taliban attacks. The fall of Kunduz would represent a major setback for state forces that have had difficulty holding off insurgent fighters since the U.S. and NATO took on more of a support role in Afghanistan last year.

This is just the latest in a series of clashes between insurgents and government fighters in the northeastern province, CNN reports.

"Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said Afghan security forces were holding off Taliban forces trying to free prisoners and take over government buildings.

"The Taliban claimed to have seized a 200-bed hospital, posting photos to social media that they claimed proved their control of the facility. [Kunduz province police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini] denied claims that the insurgents held any government buildings.

"Taliban forces were firing heavy weapons indiscriminately throughout the city, leading to dozens of civilians being wounded or killed, Sediqqi told CNN."

NPR's Phillip Reeves speaking on All Things Considered Monday said the attack is being seen as a "major test" for the Afghan government who is mounting a response.

"They are saying that the situation is 'fluid,' and that they sent in reinforcements. It's yet to be seen whether those reinforcements will be effective. This is a major test for the government of President Ashraf Ghani, which is about to mark its first anniversary in power. You know, this is sold as being seen as the biggest breach of a provincial city in Afghanistan since the Taliban were thrown out of power."