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American Samoa's delegate to the US House of Representatives gets medevac to Honolulu

American Samoa's nonvoting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives has been medically evacuated from the territory to an Army hospital in Honolulu.

Hospital officials and staffers for 70-year-old Eni Faleomavaega (EHN'-ee FAHL'-ee-oh-ma-vah-ENG'-uh) declined to specify his condition, but say it's not life-threatening.

A Hawaii National Guard plane departed Pago Pago about three hours after landing in the territory from Hawaii, about 2,300 miles away.

The territory's governor, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, several cabinet directors and family members saw Faleomavaega off at the airport.

Officials say Faleomavaega will be sent to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.

A statement from his office says he's stable for travel, and headed to Hawaii because doctors say he needs special medical attention not available in American Samoa.

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