Former US Rep. Marion Berry has heart surgery

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Marion Berry of Arkansas is recovering at a Little Rock hospital after undergoing heart surgery.

    Berry's son Mitch said the former lawmaker from east Arkansas had bypass surgery Monday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Berry's daughter - Ann Coggin - wrote on the CaringBridge website that the 70-year-old former congressman was admitted the hospital Saturday after experiencing chest pain.

    Berry represented east Arkansas' 1st District for seven terms. He underwent surgery in 2011 to remove a brain tumor and later was diagnosed with lymphoma. His family has said his cancer has been in remission since 2011.

    Berry opted against running for re-election in 2010, citing health concerns.

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