Death of Kara Kennedy

February 27, 1960 - September 16, 2011
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 51

Oldest daughter of late Sen. Ted Kennedy dies
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ANDREW MIGA, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kara Kennedy accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom with tears welling in her eyes on behalf of her ailing father at a 2009 White House ceremony but also managed a smile as Sen. Ted Kennedy's life was honored. After the Democratic senator died two weeks later following a battle with brain cancer, his only daughter read a psalm at his funeral Mass in Boston, moving many.

The eldest of the senator's three children, Kara...

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