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Jimmy Carter taken to hospital 'as a precaution'

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ATLANTA  --  A spokeswoman for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he was taken to a hospital "as a precaution" after becoming dehydrated at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Canada.
   Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says the 92-year-old Carter was taken to St. Boniface General Hospital for rehydration. Congileo says Carter's wife, Rosalynn Carter, is with him.
   The Carters were at a build site in Winnipeg on Thursday when he became ill. The couple are in the middle of a multiday project building houses in various Canadian cities. It's the 34th time they have volunteered on projects for the Atlanta-based charity.
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   Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is being treated for dehydration in Canada, where he's helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
   Habitat for Humanity said in a statement that the 92-year-old Carter was "dehydrated working in the hot sun" at a build site in Winnipeg on Thursday. Carter told Habitat officials he is OK, and encouraged volunteers to keep building.
   Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are in the middle of a weeklong project building houses in various Canadian cities.
   News outlets report that firefighters and paramedics arrived at the build site. CBC News reports that Carter was taken to a hospital.
   This week's build is the 34th time the Carters have volunteered to build houses for the Atlanta-based charity.

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