Commerce Secretary Takes Leave After Car Crash

Renee Montagne has the latest news on Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who was involved in a traffic accident in the Los Angeles area over the weekend.

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The secretary of Commerce, John Bryson, is taking a leave of absence to undergo medical tests. There's been speculation about his exact condition ever since the news that Bryson rear-ended two cars over the weekend here in suburban Los Angeles. L.A. police found him unconscious in his car. The White House said he suffered a seizure and in a statement that the president's thoughts are with Bryson. There was no word on how long the Commerce secretary's leave will be.

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