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Heinz Kerry Makes First Public Appearance Since July

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 03:  Teresa Heinz Kerry listens as her husband, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of  "The Authorization of Use of Force in Syria" September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama is attempting to enlist the support of members of the U.S. Congress for military action against the Syrian government for using chemical weapons against its own people last month.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 03: Teresa Heinz Kerry listens as her husband, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of “The Authorization of Use of Force in Syria” September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama is attempting to enlist the support of members of the U.S. Congress for military action against the Syrian government for using chemical weapons against its own people last month. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, made her first public appearance since suffering a seizure in July.

Heinz Kerry was seated in the row behind her husband as he testified Tuesday at a Senate hearing on Syria. The secretary of state and the chairman of the committee, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, both commented on her presence.

The 74-year-old Heinz Kerry suffered a seizure at the couple’s Nantucket home July 7. She was treated at a Nantucket hospital and another in Boston before being released three weeks later.

Heinz Kerry, an heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune, is the widow of former Sen. John Heinz, who was killed in a helicopter crash in 1991. She married Kerry, a former Massachusetts senator, in 1995.

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