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Senator Claims Angels Visited Him in Hospital

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has wrestled with lots of devilish political issues during his 28-year political career, but after suffering a stroke one year ago, he claims he had a very different experience: an encounter with angels. Full story

Illinois senator vows January return to Washington after stroke

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Republican Senator Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke last year, hopes to return to Washington in January, his spokesman said on Monday. Full story

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  Sen. Mark Kirk films his rehabilitation

The unusual glimpse into the politician's recovery may serve as an inspiration to others who have had to fight back from a devastating illness. NBC’s Kevin Tibbles reports.

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