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Sen. Leahy returns home after hospitalization

Sen. Patrick Leahy, pictured on May 2 on Capitol Hill, talked to VPR's 'Vermont Edition' about the debate over impeachment, as well as proposals related to Cuban travel.
J. Scott Appelwhite
Associated Press
Sen. Patrick Leahy has been hospitalized for observation, according to a statement from his office.

Updated at 6:00 p.m. Friday

Sen. Patrick Leahy is back at his home in McLean, Virginia after spending Thursday night in a Washington D.C. area hospital.

Leahy, who is 82, was taken to the hospital after reporting that he was not feeling well.

In a press release, his office said Leahy "spent an uneventful night in the hospital for tests and observations."

Leahy plans to fly back to Vermont on Saturday morning. His office says he will keep a full schedule of events that are planned for the next few days.

Leahy is recuperating from a broken hip that he suffered in a fall in early August.

He is president pro tem of the Senate, which puts him third in line of presidential succession.

Original story

Sen. Patrick Leahy has been hospitalized for observation and testing.  In a statement from the Senator’s office released Thursday evening, communications director David Carle said Leahy was not feeling well and was taken to a Washington area hospital as a precaution.  His doctors recommended he remain overnight for observation.

Leahy is 82 years old.  He’s served in the Senate for over four decades, and is in his final year in office. 

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