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Update: Beau Biden, Vice President's Son, Suffered Mild Stroke

Update at 3:13 p.m. ET. The White House just released this statement:

"Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was admitted this morning to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware after having what we believe to be a mild stroke. He is in good spirits and talking with his family at the hospital. He is fully alert, in stable condition and has full motor and speech skills. We expect him to make a complete recovery."

Our original post, with a couple updates, follows:

This statement was just released by Vice President Joe Biden's staff:

"Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is at Christiana (Del.) Medical Center undergoing treatment at present. He is alert and awake, and communicating with his parents and his wife, who are with him. We will provide more details as they become available."

Biden last December. (Chuck Snyder/AP) hide caption

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Biden last December. (Chuck Snyder/AP)

There's no additional information yet on the website of the Wilmington News Journal or the 41-year-old attorney general's official site.

Once there is more to report, we'll pass along the news.

Beau Biden, you'll likely recall, earlier this year declined the opportunity to run for the Senate seat his father gave up.

Update at 11:20 a.m. ET: There's still no word on what is wrong with the attorney general, but there is a bit more information about the timing of all this. The AP says that "Jason Miller, a spokesman for Beau Biden, said he was admitted to the hospital Tuesday morning."

Update at 10:33 a.m. ET. CBS News Mark Knoller notes on his Twitter page that:

"VP Biden did a round of interviews today on the network morning shows - on behalf of the Elena Kagan nomination. No mention of his son."