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Obama's Commerce Secretary takes leave
U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson took a medical leave of absence on Monday, to "focus all of my attention on resolving the health issues that arose over the weekend." Bryson faces possible felony hit-and-run charges in California for allegedly running his Lexus into two cars; he blames a seizure. Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank will be in charge at the Commerce Department during Bryson's absence.
 
Commerce Secretary John Bryson was found unconscious behind his steering wheel after hitting two cars.
Commerce Secretary John Bryson was found unconscious behind his steering wheel after hitting two cars.
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.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson took a medical leave of absence on Monday, to "focus all of my attention on resolving the health issues that arose over the weekend." Bryson faces possible felony hit-and-run charges in California for allegedly running his Lexus into two cars; he blames a seizure. Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank will be in charge at the Commerce Department during Bryson's absence.
 

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