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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Nancy Pelosi briefly hospitalized in Rome

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was hospitalized briefly on Monday during a visit to Rome.

Pelosi underwent tests in Rome’s Umberto I hospital after she reported feeling “slightly unwell.” Pelosi, who will turn 71 on Saturday, was then released from the hospital.

Pelosi and four other members of Congress were in Afghanistan over the weekend visiting with U.S. troops and senior officials, including Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry.

The delegation had made a brief stop in Italy on Friday before heading to Afghanistan and was back in Italy on Monday.

“After several flights yesterday in Afghanistan, and a long flight back to Italy that arrived early this morning, Leader Pelosi was not feeling well,” Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami said. “This morning in Rome, the leader was advised to visit a clinic, and the closest medical facility was a hospital. The leader is now resuming her schedule in Italy.”

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