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Eric Holder Hospitalized After Faintness, Shortness Of Breath

Feb 27, 2014 | Updated Feb 27, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized Thursday after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath.

Holder is in "good condition" and is "alert" and talking with his doctors, Justice Department Director of Public Affairs Brian Fallon said in a statement:

During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath. As a precaution, the Attorney General was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation. He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

UPDATE -- 2:00 p.m.: According to CBS News and Reuters, Holder has been released from the hospital and is home resting.

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