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Mark Kirk Mon Aug 06 2012

Senator Kirk Releases a New Recovery Video

Sen. Mark Kirk released a new video on Friday showing what progress he's made recovering from the stroke he suffered in January. It's the second such video he's made.

Kirk recently met with Senate colleagues, but he's postponed at least one planned fundraiser and has given no timetable for a return to full congressional duties.


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