Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

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Former president Jimmy Carter discusses his latest book, “A Full Life,” at the Carter Center, Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Atlanta. Carter says he supports the historic deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, saying the U.S.-led agreement is “a major step in the right direction.” (AP Photo/Ron Harris

ATLANTA (AP) – A spokeswoman says former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has broken his hip.

Spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says he fell at his home in Plains, Georgia, while leaving to go turkey hunting.

She said that Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

Congileo added that the surgeon said the operation was successful.
 

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