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Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of ICU

25 June 2017

The Republican congressman shot last week at a baseball practice is making good progress and has been upgraded to fair condition.

The Wisconsin Republican says Scalise is craving updates on work as he recovers at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. "He remains in fair condition as he continues an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", the statement said. He has received several surgeries since he arrived at the hospital, when doctors said he was at immediate risk of death.

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