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Steve Scalise discharged from hospital

Alex Brandon / AP

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been discharged from the hospital six weeks after sustaining a life-threatening gunshot wound during an attack on a Republican congressional baseball practice in Virginia. He plans to return to Congress after completing "a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation."

The full statement:

Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago. Yesterday, he was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is now beginning a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation. He and his family are grateful for the care he received from the trauma team as well as the other doctors, nurses, and staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The family also appreciates the outpouring of prayers and support during this time.