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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/13/2009

Barry to Discuss Illness at 1 p.m.

Ward 8 D.C. Council member Marion Barry is holding a press conference this afternoon at Howard University hospital to discuss his recent weeklong stay there because of dehydration and a subsequent minor infection.

"I would like to first thank God for giving me the strength to rise above," Barry said in a statement on Monday night. "By his grace and the wonderful work of my doctors and the staff at Howard University Hospital, I am able to address health issues more effectively.'

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/13/2009

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