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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hospitalized: NBC News

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized early Friday morning as a "precaution" after feeling ill, a spokesman said, adding that doctors concluded "everything is normal" after testing.

"Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital. Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better," spokesman Adam Jentleson said in a statement. "Doctors have asked that he remain in the hospital for observation so he will not be working today."

The Senate is set to finish its business for the year on Friday.

By Carrie Dann of NBC News

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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