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January 15, 1985 | Associated Press
An unidentified man shot himself early today at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, authorities said. The man, described as in his early 30s, was taken to George Washington University Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.
July 13, 1990 | Reuters
Republican Party Chairman Lee Atwater, who has been battling a brain tumor, has been rehospitalized for routine tests and therapy, a staff aide said Thursday. The spokeswoman said Atwater was undergoing routine physical therapy, blood tests and scans at George Washington University Hospital.
April 22, 2004
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mary McGrory died Wednesday night at George Washington University Hospital, the Washington Post reported. The cause of death was not disclosed. McGrory, whose career stretched from the Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954 to the Iraq war of 2003, was 85. A full obituary will appear in Friday's editions.
December 9, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
The Senate voted Wednesday to convict U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. of Louisiana on corruption and perjury charges, overcoming objections that it was ignoring precedent that protected officeholders from overzealous political prosecution. With its votes, the Senate acted for only the eighth time in U.S. history to remove a federal judge through impeachment. It was also the first Senate impeachment trial since President Clinton stood accused of obstruction of justice and perjury in 1999.
February 10, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. took over Sunday as the newest and probably last U.S. commander in Afghanistan, charged with ending America's longest war even as insurgents continue to challenge the U.S.-backed Afghan government. Dunford, a four-star Marine officer, arrives as the U.S.-led NATO coalition has closed three-quarters of its 800 bases and as it watches to see whether the Afghan security forces it trained can keep the Taliban insurgency at bay. A ceremony inside the coalition's heavily guarded compound in Kabul marked the end of the 19-month tenure of Gen. John R. Allen, whose command was marred by a rash of deadly "insider" attacks by Afghan forces against their U.S. and NATO trainers and by strained relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
October 14, 1992 | From Associated Press
General Motors Corp. Chairman Robert Stempel was in serious condition with an undisclosed illness Tuesday night in a Washington hospital, a spokeswoman said. George Washington University Hospital spokeswoman Terry Abdoo declined to provide details about Stempel's illness. Stempel, 59, was meeting with a representative of the Conference Board shortly after noon at the Willard Hotel when he became ill, GM said in a statement.
September 26, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Vice President Dick Cheney walked slowly out of the hospital one day after surgery to repair aneurysms on the back of both of his knees. Cheney emerged from George Washington University Hospital with his wife, Lynne, at his side. He walked to his motorcade without any assistance, although he moved slower than his normally brisk pace. Cheney was under local anesthesia during the six-hour surgery Saturday.
July 1, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Vice President Dick Cheney will undergo routine tests today to check on repaired aneurysms on the backs of his knees and the condition of a high-tech pacemaker that was placed in his chest in June 2001. Cheney spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride said the tests at George Washington University Medical Center would include an electrocardiogram.
November 4, 1985 | United Press International
Sen. Edward Zorinsky (D-Neb.) was in serious but stable condition at a Washington hospital where he was taken this morning after he complained of chest pains. A spokesman for George Washington University Hospital said Zorinsky was admitted to the hospital's coronary care unit and was undergoing tests. The spokesman said the tests will determine if Zorinsky had suffered a heart attack.
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