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    Hillary Briefly Leaves the Hospital

    Image #: 20657167    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves New York Presbyterian Hospital with husband, Bill (TOP R), and daughter, Chelsea (R), in New York, January 2, 2013. The secretary of state, who has not been seen in public since Dec. 7, was revealed on Sunday evening to be in a New York hospital under treatment for a blood clot that stemmed from a concussion she suffered in mid-December. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)       REUTERS /JOSHUA LOTT /LANDOV

    Joshua Lott/Landov

    The secretary has left the building—but only briefly. Hillary Clinton left New York–Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday afternoon for testing, only to return an hour later. Even so, her short departure, with Bill and Chelsea by her side, was welcome evidence of her prognosis, which doctors say is excellent. According to a State Department spokesperson, Clinton has been “quite active” during her stay, coordinating with aides via phone. It’s unclear when she will be officially discharged.

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