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Originally published March 5, 2014 at 3:49 PM | Page modified March 6, 2014 at 3:26 AM

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Ex-DC mayor Barry pledges to finish term

Former District of Columbia mayor and current councilman Marion Barry has been released from a center where he spent 16 days trying to regain his mobility.


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WASHINGTON —

Former District of Columbia mayor and current councilman Marion Barry has been released from a center where he spent 16 days trying to regain his mobility.

Barry has had two lengthy hospitalizations this year, fighting infections and other complications from diabetes. After his second hospital stay, he was admitted into the Medstar National Rehabilitation Network.

Barry told reporters upon his release Wednesday that his health problems weren't as serious as some made them out. He has pledged to finish his term but hasn't set a date for his return to work.

He turns 78 on Thursday.

Barry represents Ward 8, the city's poorest ward, on the D.C. Council. He was elected to a third consecutive term in 2012.

In addition to diabetes, he has survived prostate cancer and kidney failure that required a transplant five years ago.



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