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Beau Biden Has Mild Stroke

Vice president's son said to be doing well
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2010 2:37 PM CDT
Beau Biden Has Mild Stroke
In this July 4, 200,9 photo, Joe Biden is seen with his son, U.S. Army Capt. Beau Biden, at Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq.   (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

(Newser) – Beau Biden—the vice president's son and the attorney general of Delaware—suffered what appears to have been a mild stroke today. The 41-year-old is now "fully alert" and has full motor and speech skills, said a White House statement. He's expected to make a complete recovery. Parents Joe and Jill were with their son, who was being transferred to a Philadelphia hospital.

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Beau Biden became the focus of national attention earlier this year when he turned down a chance to run for his father's Senate seat, notes NPR. He also recently served a year in Iraq as a military attorney with the National Guard. His dad had two surgeries in 1988 for brain aneurysms. ABC has more background on strokes among the young.
(Read more Beau Biden stories.)

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