Sick presidents: Constitutional crises narrowly averted, website says

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Washington had recurrent bouts of malaria. A migrating bullet caused Andrew Jackson so much discomfort, it was finally removed without anesthesia. Teddy Roosevelt had such bad myopia, he didn’t recognize his own kids without his glasses. Reagan had chronic hay fever.

No matter how common or rare the presidential malady, you’ll find it compiled on Dr. Zebra’s website. Doctor who? A self-proclaimed doctor (real name unknown) who has chronicled “the heavy burden of disease that has afflicted our presidents” because “the problem of presidential illness needs wider discussion.” Continue reading

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Pa. teen goes deer hunting, gets mauled by momma bear

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Camille Bomboy, 18, has been hunting since she was 10. Photo courtesy of Krista Courter

“I covered my eyes and screamed and prayed and hoped everything would be OK,” Camille Bomboy says.

The 18-year-old was “driving” deer on Monday on her family farm in Mill Hall in Clinton County when she saw black bear cubs run by, state police told NBC affiliate WBRE. Then momma bear showed up, knocked her to the ground, nearly tore off her ear and left gashes on her scalp and arms, ABC News reports. Continue reading

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George H.W. Bush tweets

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@GeorgeHWBush

George H.W. Bush, who was not well enough to join the Presidents Club (Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter) at the memorial in South Africa on Tuesday for Nelson Mandela, instead joined Twitter to offer his condolences.

As of Tuesday evening, @GeorgeHWBush already had more than 34,000 followers.

The 89-year-old is a conservative when it comes to following others on Twitter. He’s sticking to family: his sons Neil and Jeb and daughter-in-law Laura.

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