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Hillary Clinton's Middle East trip canceled due to ill health

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be visiting Morocco and the Middle East as planned. The State Department said a stomach bug has Clinton temporarily out of commission.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to a question during a joint news conference with Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the government building in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday. This week Clinton's trip to Morocco was canceled because she came down with a stomach virus.

Kevin Lamarque/AP

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has canceled her trip to Morocco this week for a meeting on the future of Syria's opposition because of a stomach virus, the State Department said on Monday.

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will travel to the meeting in her place.


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