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Former US president Jimmy Carter released from hospital

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Former US president Jimmy Carter was released from hospital Wednesday, his office said, after the latest in a series of health issues that have raised concerns about the 95-year-old.

The Carter Center said the Democrat, who was US president from 1977 to 1981, was discharged from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia after treatment for a urinary tract infection.

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Carter entered the facility last weekend, only days after having been discharged after undergoing successful surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by multiple falls.

Carter “looks forward to further rest and recovery at home in Plains, Georgia,” Deanna Congileo, a spokesperson for the Carter Center, said in a statement.

“He and Mrs. Carter wish everyone peace and joy this holiday season.”

A one-term president and now the longest-living US president in history, Carter is remembered for elevating human rights and social justice as key principles of US foreign policy.

He founded the Carter Center in 1982 after he left office to promote development, health care, and conflict resolution around the world.

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He has also been a constant presence in projects by Habitat for Humanity, building homes for the needy.

In August 2015, Carter revealed he had melanoma, a skin cancer that spread to his brain.

He underwent radiation and immunotherapy treatment, and by the end of the year was able to announce he was cancer-free.

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In May 2019 he fell and broke his hip, and underwent hip replacement in surgery.

In October, Carter fell in his home, giving himself a black eye and needing 14 stitches for a gash on his forehead.

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Two days later, he was in Nashville working on a Habitat for Humanity project.


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SNL imagines Alan Dershowitz and Mitt Romney in hell during impeachment trial sketch

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The skit began with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) meeting with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) about impeachment.

They were then joined by Alan Dershowitz, who spoke of his previous clients, Jeff Epstein, O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bülow.

But Dershowitz suffered a heart attack and met the devil in hell, where he was reunited with Epstein.

McConnell then showed up and thanked the devil for teaching him "that thing with Merrick Garland."

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CNN’s Don Lemon collapses on his desk in laugher as guests Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali dunk on Trump

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CNN anchor Don Lemon was infected with a case of the giggles Saturday night while discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Lemon was joined by two hilarious guests, New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali and Rick Wilson, the author of the bestselling 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever and the new book Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump -- and Democrats from Themselves.

The three were discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview with “All Things Considered” host Mary Louise Kelly, where he reportedly demanded she point to Ukraine on a blank map.

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Amy Klobuchar wins endorsement in first in the nation primary from the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) received a big endorsement on Saturday evening when her 2020 bid was endorsed by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.

"If there is to be any realistic challenge to Trump in November, the Democratic nominee needs to have a proven and substantial record of accomplishment across party lines, an ability to unite rather than divide, and the strength and stamina to go toe-to-toe with the Tweeter-in-Chief," the newspaper wrote. "That would be U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. She is sharp and witty, with a commanding understanding of both history and the inner workings of Capitol Hill."

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