Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released from hospital after treatment for exhaustion

12/20/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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From left, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., talk to reporters about the final work of the Senate as their legislative year nears to a close, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Reid promises a vote no later than Jan. 7 on a measure to extend jobless benefits for three months. He said the number of jobless people out of work for more than six months is far greater than in past economic recoveries. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been released from a Washington hospital after treatment for exhaustion.

Reid’s spokesman, Adam Jentleson, says that Reid is resting at home after spending much of Friday at George Washington University Hospital.

Jentleson says doctors diagnosed Reid as exhausted but found nothing more serious after tests. Doctors have cleared Reid to return to work.

The 74-year-old Nevada Democrat went to the hospital early Friday after feeling unwell. In 2005, he suffered a mild stroke.