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Happy Birthday! Go Home

Barry released from hospital, again, on 73rd birthday

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    Marion Barry starts his birthday celebration by getting out of the hospital.

    WASHINGTON -- Councilman Marion Barry turned 73 today, and it's going to be tough to top the gift he got from Howard University Hospital: his freedom.

    On his way home, he was greeted with a surprise celebration.

    D.C.'s former mayor received an even better gift two weeks ago. Longtime friend Kim Dickens gave him a kidney.

    After being released from the hospital a week ago, he went back for tests Monday and was readmitted Tuesday after complaining of stomach pain. His new kidney is working fine, though.