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Sen. Kirk Recovering from Gallbladder Surgery

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is resting in the hospital after successful gallbladder surgery.

Kirk experienced stomach pains over the weekend, and doctors determined he had gallstones. He underwent surgery this morning to remove his gallbladder.

The 54-year-old returned to Congress last year after suffering a stroke in January 2012 that left him partially paralyzed on his left side.

The senator will reportedly miss votes in Washington this week, just ahead of the congressional holiday break.