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Pelosi bounces back...

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, 71, the former speaker, briefly went to a Rome hospital Monday morning but has resumed her official duties, her office announced.

Pelosi, D-Calif., felt unwell on arrival in Italy after a visit to Afghanistan with a congressional delegation, according to a statement from her spokesman, Nadeam Elshami.

"After several flights yesterday in Afghanistan and a long flight back to Italy that arrived early this morning, [she] was not feeling well," Elshami stated Monday.

"This morning in Rome, the leader was advised to visit a clinic, and the closest medical facility was a hospital. The leader is now resuming her schedule in Italy," according to the statement.


'Harry' the hero...

Daniel Radcliffe looks forward to a tolerant world where young people grow up unaffected by differences in sexual orientation.

For the past couple of years, the "Harry Potter" star has been doing his part to make that a reality with his work with the Trevor Project, the leading organization for suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youths.

For his contribution, Radcliffe is being honored with the organization's Hero Award at a ceremony in New York in June.

"It's fantastic," Radcliffe told the Associated Press. "The fact that they think of what I've done by promoting awareness of the Trevor Project itself and the issues that it works to promote and help is a great honor."


Pianist Williams ailing...

"Autumn Leaves" and "Born Free" pianist Roger Williams is battling pancreatic cancer.

The 86-year-old entertainer known as the "Pianist to the Presidents" because of his many presidential performances writes in an e-mail message to friends that he started chemotherapy last week.

He says doctors told him the tumor cannot be removed because of its size. When chemotherapy shrinks the tumor to an operable size, Williams says, surgeons will remove it.

Williams says he's not canceling any upcoming concerts. He performed Sunday at Del Webb's Sun City retirement resort in Palm Desert, Calif., and his personal assistant says the concert was sensational.


A godfather's blessing...

The former king of Greece told the Associated Press on Monday that his godson Prince William has found the ideal partner in Kate Middleton.

Ex-King Constantine, a longtime family friend and a distant relation of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, said William will be able to draw strength from Middleton in the years to come.

"Kate is ideal for him," said Constantine from a drawing room in his London mansion, where informal photos of European royals -- including William as a little boy dressed in a blue and white sailor suit -- were displayed.

The former monarch, dressed in a gray suit and a striped tie, is one of the English royal family's closest friends. William is godfather to one of his grandsons, Konstantine Alexiox.

Constantine said he and his family are looking forward to attending the April 29 royal wedding at Westminster Abbey, which has been dubbed the wedding of the year.

Constantine was deposed in 1967.

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