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Former President Carter Visits Cuba

Gary Miller/FilmMagic(WASHINGTON) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn will travel to Cuba on Monday, where they are expected to meet with Cuba President Raul Castro and other officials during a three-day stay on the island.

The trip reportedly comes following an invitation from the Cuban government, according to a press release from the Carter Center. President Carter will reportedly meet with officials to discuss new economic policies and ways to improve relations between the United States and Cuba. The trip is being described as a nongovernmental mission under the auspices of the not-for-profit Carter Center.

Published reports say President Carter may raise the issue of Alan Gross with officials during his trip. Gross is a USAID contractor who was recently sentenced to 15 years in a Cuban prison for illegally bringing communications equipment into Cuba.

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Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher Dies at 85

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher died Friday night in Los Angeles at the age of 85.

Christopher served under President Bill Clinton for four years. He is also remembered for negotiating during the Iran hostage crisis under President Jimmy Carter, for which he won the Medal of Freedom in 1981.

The Scranton, North Dakota, native served in the Navy during World War II before graduating from the University of Southern California and later the Stanford Law School.

Christopher had been suffering from kidney and bladder cancer. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Jimmy Carter Back at Work After Hospital Stay

Photo Courtesy - Louise Gubb/The Carter Center(WASHINGTON) -- Former President Jimmy Carter appeared healthy and vibrant as he started construction on a new Habitat for Humanity home in northeast Washington, D.C. on Monday. The former president worked outside for an hour to kick off World Habitat Day and joked about his hospital visit last week.

“I spent two days last week on a vacation in a Cleveland hospital and got well very quickly because I wanted to be ready for the Habitat Project,” Mr. Carter said.

Hammering in nails and setting the frame for a new home, the 86-year-old Carter was accompanied by former first lady Rosalynn Carter, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford and nearly 200 volunteers.

The event was part of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s Work Project.
The former president was hospitalized last week with stomach pains, and released after recovering from a gastric viral infection.

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UPDATE: Former President Jimmy Carter Still Recovering from Tuesday's Illness

Photo Courtesy -- Louise Gubb | The Carter Center(CLEVELAND, Ohio) -- A written statement from MetroHealth System confirmed that "former President Jimmy Carter is continuing to recover from the stomach distress that was reported earlier.  His medical team at MetroHealth Medical Center has determined that the likely cause was a viral infection that is now clearing up."  A MetroHealth official added, "President Carter thanks all those who have expressed concern and sent greetings to him."  As reported earlier, the former president became ill on a flight and remained hospitalized Wednesday in a Cleveland Hospital with an upset stomach.

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President Carter Remains Hospitalized at Doctors' Recommendation

Photo Courtesy - Louise Gubb/The Carter CenterUPDATE: Former President Jimmy Carter will spend a second night in the hospital as doctors continue to monitor his recovery. MetroHealth Medical Center said in a statement released Wednesday that the President is in good spirits and "looks forward to getting back to his busy schedule."

(CLEVELAND) -- Former President Jimmy Carter remained hospitalized Wednesday, a day after being admitted to a Cleveland hospital with an upset stomach.

"Carter is feeling normal this morning," said a statement released by MetroHealth Medical Center. "His doctors...recommended additional observation during the day."

The former president was transported to the hospital on Tuesday after falling ill during a flight. An ambulance met Carter's plane when it landed at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

A volunteer at the Carter Center in Atlanta told ABC News the former president became "air sick" on the flight to Cleveland, where he was scheduled to appear at a book signing.

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