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LAS VEGAS — The wife of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is recovering from stage 2 breast cancer and chemotherapy.

Mr. Reid said in Las Vegas this week that his wife, Landra, had six more weeks of radiation to finish her treatment.

Mr. Reid notes that he hadn’t visited Nevada often since he announced in September 2011 that his wife was diagnosed with cancer and was receiving chemotherapy in Washington, D.C.

He says he returned to his home state this week while the Senate is on Easter break because his wife was “doing really well.” He says he would be “coming home more” because of her improvement.

During his wife’s cancer treatment, Mr. Reid oversaw major policy debates in the Senate on health care, taxes and the federal budget.

The Reids married in 1959.


Obama: Women should be admitted to Augusta

A White House spokesman said President Obama believes women should be admitted as members to the all-male Augusta National, home of the Masters golf tournament.

White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that Mr. Obama’s “personal opinion is that women should be admitted” to the golf club. Mr. Carney said it was “up to the club to decide” but Mr. Obama told him he personally thinks women should be welcome.

“We’re kind of long past the time when women should be excluded from anything,” Mr. Carney said.

One of the club’s longtime sponsors, IBM, has a new female CEO, Virginia Rometty. The last four CEOs at IBM, all male, have been invited to be members.

The chairman of Augusta National this week has said the club will decide for itself whom to allow in its ranks.


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