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Clinton promises to 'get back out there'

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>> It's a beautiful day in New York.>> Hillary Clinton taking another sick day Tuesday due to her bout of pneumonia, but promising to return to the campaign trail on Friday. The candidate tweeting, I'm feeling fine and getting better, and I'm just anxious to get back out there.
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The Democratic nominee trying to quell concerns over her health, after she almost collapsed at the 911 memorial event over the weekend. Telling CNN, she didn't think her illness was quote, that big a deal. Reuters', Steve Holland, says, it's not uncommon for candidates to get sick while on the road.
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>> They get very little sleep. They work really hard. They travel across the country. They're on planes all the time. They're kissing babies, shaking hands. I had one advisor to a Republican candidate call me, the plane is like a flying petri dish. You don't wanna seem to be distant from the voters.
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The people wanna get this contact with you. But the downside of that is that you're having a lot more physical contact with people. It does increase the likelihood of contracting some sort of cold. And it's a fine line.>> Still, Clinton's health scare did add to the air of secrecy that's plagued her campaign from the start.
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It took several hours for the campaign to explain what happened Sunday when the candidates legs buckled and she was dragged into a van after falling ill. And only later did her personal doctor reveal she'd been diagnosed with pneumonia two days earlier. Her husband Bill's, speaking ahead of the Clinton Foundation's final global initiative conference, saying she was just dehydrated.
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But acknowledging she's had a history of similar episodes.>> Rarely, but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years. The same sort of things happen to her when she just got severely dehydrated. And she's worked like a demon as you know, as Secretary of State, and as a Senator, and in the years since.
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>> Clinton's camp did admit it should have provided more information earlier. Her spokesman Brian Fallon telling MSNBC quote, we could have handled it better.