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Former President Jimmy Carter lands in DC after hospital stay

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter has landed in Washington after spending two nights in an Ohio hospital, where doctors said a viral infection likely gave him stomach problems.

Carter, wearing a dark blazer, walked down the steps of a private jet Thursday at Reagan National Airport, stepped into an SUV and drove away.

Doctors advised the 85-year-old to remain at MetroHealth Medical Center after he was rushed from an airplane to the emergency room Tuesday morning with an upset stomach.

He headed to Washington for a long-planned, private meeting after hospital officials said the infection had cleared up.

Carter became ill during a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Cleveland and was rushed to the hospital after the plane landed.

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