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Congressman Scalise is Released from Hospital After June Shooting

Congressman Steve Scalise was released from a Washington hospital Wednesday almost six weeks after he was critically wounded in an ambush shooting on a baseball field in nearby Virginia.

Scalise, the third highest-ranking Republican in the House, was shot in the hip when a gunman attacked a group of Republican members of Congress who were participating in a baseball practice on June 14.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement Scalise is beginning “intensive inpatient rehabilitation,” and added, “He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation.”

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