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Senate Majority Leader Reid Leaves Hospital After Resting (1)

December 20, 2013

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was released from a hospital in Washington after doctors diagnosed him as exhausted, his spokesman said in a statement tonight.

“He went to the hospital as a precaution” earlier today, Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson said in the statement. “He spent today resting, talking to family, friends and colleagues, reading the news and discussing Senate business.”

Reid, a Nevada Democrat, is now back at his Washington home with his wife, Landra, after his admittance to George Washington University Hospital, the statement said.

Reid has been working late nights in the Senate, which wrapped up its work for the year today.

Reid, 74, entered the hospital after feeling ill, his office had said this morning. Tests showed that “everything is normal,” though he remained in the hospital for observation, his office said.

“Tests have been conducted and everything is normal,” Jentleson said in a statement this morning. “He is alert, resting and feeling better.”

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