Hillary Clinton sick with pneumonia

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US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been treated for pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs.

On Sunday she appeared to faint at an event marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York.

Her plans for this week have been cancelled to allow her to recover.

Why is this big news?

Being US President, running one of the biggest countries in the world, is no easy task. It involves long hours, lots of travelling, and making very important decisions.

And in November, America will be voting to elect a new leader to take over from President Obama.
One of the two main candidates for that position is Hillary Clinton.
Americans expect the President to be healthy and fit – able to cope with the demands of such a job.
So, if one of the main candidates isn’t well enough to work, some voters might think it could affect their ability to be president.

These worries could help the other candidate for President, Donald Trump.

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  1. This isn’t good because if Hillary Clinton drops out of the presidential campaign then Donald Trump pretty much has it in the bag

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