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Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, medically evacuated from Galapagos Islands

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Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos required emergency surgery for kidney stones while vacationing near the Galapagos Islands during New Years Day, according to a translated press release from the Ecuadorian navy.

ABC reported that Bezos, 49, had been vacationing when he became ill Wednesday. According to the navy press release, Bezos was evacuated by helicopter to Baltra Island where a private plane took him to the U.S. for emergency surgery.

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A spokesperson for Amazon sent ABC an email when asked for comment. “I sent the inquiry to Jeff and here’s what he sent back: ‘Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars.'”

The front desk manager at the Royal Palm hotel in Puerto Ayora, a town on Academy Bay, told the Washington Post that Bezos was taken to a local hospital before being flown out.

Bezos bought the Washington Post in October for $250 million.


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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

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Here’s how the law governing whistleblowers applies to the Trump Ukraine complaint

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This week it was revealed that President Donald Trump did something so concerning that an intelligence staffer felt the need to report the incident and file for whistleblower protections.

Trump asked Ukraine to look into scandals about former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter. For nearly a year, Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani was admittedly working to persuade officials in Ukraine to find "dirt" on the Bidens that they could use in the election. While the accusations against the younger Biden have been disproven, it's suspected, but not confirmed, that this was the incident detailed in the complaint.

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