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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: Andressa Anholete/Getty Images

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to a hospital in Brasilia after experiencing abdominal pain earlier in the day, local media reported, citing the presidential palace.

State of play: Bolsonaro had been complaining about persistent hiccups and was taken to the hospital to investigate the cause. He will be under medical observation for 24 to 48 hours, but is not required to stay in the hospital, Brazilian newspaper Globo reports.

The big picture: Bolsonaro's health has been an issue ever since he was stabbed in the abdomen in 2018 during the presidential campaign. He suffered severe intestinal wounds and lost about 40% of his blood.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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Oct 4, 2021 - Health

New York's largest health care provider fires 1,400 unvaccinated workers

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Northwell Health, New York's largest hospital system, announced Monday that it fired 1,400 workers for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Driving the news: The state's vaccine mandate for health workers went into effect last week.

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Key clean power provision likely won't survive in Dems' spending bill

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A pillar of Democrats' plans to speed deployment of zero-carbon electricity is likely to be cut from major spending and tax legislation they are struggling to move on a party-line vote, per multiple reports and a Capitol Hill aide.

Driving the news: The New York Times, citing anonymous congressional aides and lobbyists, reports that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) has told the White House he "strongly opposes" the Clean Electricity Performance Program.

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Fatal stabbing of British MP David Amess declared a terrorist incident

Police outside Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, England, on Oct. 15. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

Authorities have declared the death of David Amess a terrorist incident, hours after the Conservative Party lawmaker in the U.K. was fatally stabbed while meeting with local constituents in a church in eastern England on Friday.

The big picture: The Metropolitan Police has found "a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism."