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Almost a month after she was hospitalized, former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to work Monday to finish out her tenure as Secretary of State.
The Washington Post reported that Clinton was given a standing ovation by 75 senior aides when she arrived for a staff meeting at 9:15 a.m.
They also presented her with a personalized football helmet, which, USA Today reported, had the number 112, which is the number of countries the Secretary has visited during her tenure with the Obama Administration.
She had been fighting a stomach virus, which led to a fall and concussion. Clinton was also hospitalized for a blood clot in her head.
Now that she’s back to work, Clinton is expected to face questioning from Republicans about security lapses regarding the September attack at the embassy in Libya, which killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
“She will testify,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. “She will testify while she is still sitting secretary of state.”
Clinton is also expected to stand down as Secretary of State after President Obama’s is inaugurated for a second time Jan. 21. Sen. John Kerry has been nominated to replace her, although confirmation hearings will not take place until Clinton has given her testimony regarding Libya.