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Duckworth Pregnant

Duckworth Pregnant

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U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth says she’s pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early December.
The Iraq veteran and double amputee says she and her husband are “thrilled.”
Duckworth is a Democrat from the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates. She announced the pregnancy Monday on NBC’s “Today” show. The announcement was part of a segment about four amputees from the Iraq War who have recently had babies or are pregnant.

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