U.S. Senate majority leader leaves hospital after exercise mishap

Senate Majority Leader Reid speaks to reporters on upcoming budget battle in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Outgoing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment malfunctioned while he was working out on New Year’s Day at his home in Henderson, Nevada, his office said on Friday. The 75-year-old Democrat, a former amateur boxer, was taken to a hospital in Henderson by his security detail for treatment after being injured on Thursday. He was later transferred to the University Medical Center in nearby Las Vegas for further testing and was kept overnight as a precaution before being discharged on Friday. …

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