Nearly a year after stroke, Kirk returns to Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after a debilitating stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk is back at work in the Senate.
The Illinois Republican climbed the steps of the Capitol on Thursday and claimed his Senate seat.
Kirk was greeted at the foot of the Capitol steps by Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday. Biden and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia were at Kirk's side as Kirk used a four-pronged cane to climb the 45 steps.
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