Senator Makes Triumphant Return To Congress After Stroke

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk returned to the Senate today for the 113th Congress by walking up the Capitol steps. Kirk suffered a massive stroke almost exactly a year ago. The Senator was greeted by massive applause from colleagues and Vice President joe Biden.

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