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Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

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  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ducks as an object is thrown onstage during an address to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas.

      Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ducks as an object is thrown onstage during an address to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Associated Press

  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton looks into the crowd after a person threw an object at her while speaking in Las Vegas. Security ushered out a woman who said she threw a shoe but didn't identify herself to reporters or explain the action.

      Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton looks into the crowd after a person threw an object at her while speaking in Las Vegas. Security ushered out a woman who said she threw a shoe but didn't identify herself to reporters or explain the action.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Hillary rodham clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a las vegas convention audience. moments later, still in the stage spotlight, the former secretary of state reflected calmly on what she called "an atmosphere and attitude in politics" that she said rewards inflexibility and extremism. "that is not the way democracy works," clinton said.

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