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Former President Carter has surgery for broken hip

by Kent Covington
Posted 5/14/19, 11:15 am

Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at his home in Plains, Ga., after undergoing emergency surgery for a broken hip. Carter was on his way to hunt for turkeys on Monday when he fell and fractured his hip. Doctors operated to repair it a short time later.

Deanna Congileo, the former president’s spokeswoman, said Carter is doing well. His “main concern … is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit. He hopes the state of Georgia will allow him to rollover the unused limit to next year,” she said in a statement.

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Horse’s owner to appeal Kentucky Derby ruling

by Kent Covington
Posted 5/06/19, 11:08 am

Officials disqualified the would-be winner of the Kentucky Derby for the first time in history this weekend. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said the racehorse Maximum Security swerved and interfered with other horses during the race. The second finisher, Country House, was declared the winner. Maximum Security’s owner Gary West said Monday he will appeal the decision. He plans to keep the horse out of the Preakness, the next race in the Triple Crown series on May 18.

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Pompeo: North Korean missile launch not a threat

by Mickey McLean & Kent Covington
Posted 5/06/19, 10:18 am

UPDATE: A North Korean missile launch on Saturday does not pose a significant threat to the United States, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday. “At no point was there ever any international boundary crossed,” Pompeo told ABC News’ This Week. “They landed in the water east of North Korea and didn’t present a threat to the United States or to South Korea or Japan. And we know that they were relatively short range.”

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