Rand Paul back in the Senate
Washington — Walking gingerly, Sen Rand Paul returned to the Senate on Monday following an attack in his yard that left him with six broken ribs.
The Kentucky Republican cast votes with his arms at his sides, finding it difficult to execute the customary Senate step of raising a hand and signaling yes or no. He simply expressed his decision to a Senate clerk before chatting briefly with several senators.
As Paul arrived in the Capitol, a smiling Sen Marco Rubio, R-Fla., extended his hand to Paul, but he declined to shake it, indicating even that minor motion would cause discomfort. – AP