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Man Shot in the Face

In a hunting accident in 2006, Vice President Dick Cheney shot friend Harry Whittington in the face with a shotgun. Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, suffered a non-fatal heart when one of the pellets lodged itself into his heart. Cheney and Whittington both claim the incident was accidental. After an investigation, authorities concurred, although members close the investigation said the story was incomplete. Weeks after the incident, Cheney's approval rating dropped to 18%.