Pelosi Briefly Hospitalized in Rome
Ex-Speaker released after suffering 'minor ailment'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 21, 2011 11:45 AM CDT
In this picture made available by the Council for the United States and Italy, Nancy Pelosi shakes hands with Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler Group LLC,in Rome, March 18, 2011.   (AP Photo/The Council for the United States and Italy, Marino Presta,)
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(Newser) – Nancy Pelosi was hospitalized today in Rome but has been released, an Italian news agency has reported. She entered the hospital for a "minor ailment" after feeling "slightly unwell," the agency said, without providing specifics. US officials are keeping mum on the incident, the AP notes. The House Democratic leader, who is in Italy for the country’s 150th anniversary, had been scheduled to meet with the defense minister and other Italian officials, notes the AFP.