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The Latest: US Rep Lewis, civil rights icon, out of hospital

July 29, 2018

FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, U.S. Rep. John Lewis walks in a procession during Harvard University commencement exercises in Cambridge, Mass. The Civil rights icon has been hospitalized for undisclosed reasons. Citing a statement from Lewis' office, WSB-TV reports that the 78-year-old Georgia congressman was "resting comfortably" in a hospital Saturday night, July 28 for "routine observation." The statement says Lewis expects to be released Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on hospital stay of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (all times local):

6:55 p.m.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. John Lewis says the civil rights icon has been released from the hospital.

Spokeswoman Brenda Jones said in an emailed statement that Lewis left the hospital Sunday evening, a day after he was admitted for undisclosed reasons. She says medical tests have all been completed and that doctors have given Lewis a “clean bill of health.”

Jones told The Associated Press earlier that the 78-year-old Georgia congressman was admitted Saturday night for “routine observation” had was “resting very comfortably.” She did not release Lewis’ condition but said the congressman thanks everyone for their prayers and concerns during his hospital stay.

Lewis, a Democrat, played a key role in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. He was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists, led by King Jr., who engineered one of the greatest moral protests in history.

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4 p.m.

Civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis remains hospitalized for undisclosed reasons.

Lewis’ spokeswoman Brenda Jones told The Associated Press on Sunday that the 78-year-old Georgia congressman will stay in the hospital until doctor’s observations are complete.

She says Lewis is “resting very comfortably” after he was admitted into the hospital Saturday night for a “routine observation.”

Jones said she expects he will be released “very soon.” She did not release Lewis’ condition or elaborate on when exactly he might leave the hospital.

Lewis had been expected at an Atlanta event Saturday evening, but did not attend.

Lewis, a Democrat, played a key role in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. He was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists, led by King Jr., who engineered one of the greatest moral protests in history.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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