Sen. Byrd Home From Hospital

The office of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) says the 91-year-old Democrat, the longest-serving senator in history, has been released from the hospital after a prolonged stay because of a staph infection.

The statement from Byrd's office says he

is resting comfortably at home, where he will continue his recuperation and physical therapy following a bout with a staph infection, which he contracted during his stay in the hospital for a minor infection.

"I am pleased to be home in anticipation of celebrating our Nation's birthday with my loving family. I also thank everyone who sent me their good wishes and prayers."

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