Thatcher Leaves Hospital After 2+ Weeks
Former British PM suffered broken shoulder after fall
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2009 7:53 AM CDT
Margaret Thatcher gestures to members of the media as she stands on her house doorstep, following her return home from hospital, in central London, Monday June 29, 2009.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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(Newser) – Margaret Thatcher was released from the hospital today after undergoing surgery for a broken arm, the Telegraph reports. Although the former British PM was originally expected to return home sooner, she spent 17 days recuperating after she fell in her house in London. Thatcher, now 83, has abandoned most public appearances after suffering a series of minor strokes.