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Woman Faints in WH Briefing Room

2:04 PM, Jun 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Jennifer Bendery reports that a woman fainted in the White House press briefing today, almost immediately after spokesman Josh Earnest finished his second day on the job as press secretary.

UPDATE: From the pool report:

Not much news over here today so far, except a White House comms intern fainted at the end of Josh Earnest's press briefing a few minutes ago.

A White House official tells me it was the intern's first day here (and asked that I don't use her name), along with a group of other brand new comms interns. Earnest and Eric Schultz rushed water over to her, and another aide brought out a small box of m&ms.

The intern told me she had been feeling "faint" earlier, but didn't skip lunch so wasn't sure why. Today's briefing was all of the interns' first time attending a White House briefing, so it should be memorable for them!

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