Death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy

February 22, 1932 - August 25, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts | Age 77

Senior Senator from Massachusetts dies at 77
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Kennedy funeral offers rare glimpse of storied political family

By Lee-Anne Goodman

In a nation that views the Kennedy family as American royalty, Sen. Ted Kennedy's funeral on Saturday provided an unfettered glimpse of the storied clan reunited, once again, in grief.

From his troubled ex-wife, Joan Kennedy, to a slew of young grandchildren, nieces and nephews, the service at a Boston basilica also offered something rare for a Kennedy funeral: the family...

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