Remembering Sen. Ted Kennedy (1932-2009)

Immediately following his death, Americans paid tribute to the life and service of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the longtime Massachusetts lawmaker who served nearly 50 years in the Senate alongside 10 presidents, including brother John F. Kennedy. The liberal Democrat died at his home on Cape Cod after a yearlong struggle with brain cancer. He was 77.

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    Remembering Ted Kennedy

    With a flag at half-staff at rear, visitors stop at the grave of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 77.
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    August 26: A U.S. Capitol police officer signs a guest book in the office of  U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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    Aug. 26: Staffers for Massachusetts Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy work in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kennedy, 77, died late Tuesday night.
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    Aug. 26: A staffer for Massachusetts Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy stands inside Kennedy's office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kennedy, 77, died late Tuesday night.
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    Newspaper vendor Curtis Thomas displays the front page of Chicago Tribune on Wednesday as he yells the news about the death of U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in Chicago. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77.
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    Remembering Ted Kennedy

    Visitors stop at the grave of President John F. Kennedy on Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 77. 
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    Aug. 26: A flag at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, is at half-staff on Wednesday in remembrance of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. Kennedy, the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 77.
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    Aug. 26: Alex Gahl, left, and her friend Rylee Thomas, both 2, accompany Rylee's mother April, top, of Marstons Mills, Mass., to pay their respects to Sen. Edward Kennedy outside the Kennedy compound on Wednesday in Hyannisport, Mass. 
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    Aug. 26: President Barack Obama pauses as he reads a statement about the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., while on vacation Wednesday on Martha's Vineyard in Chilmark, Mass.
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    Wednesday's front page of USA Today.
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    Wednesday's front page of The Honolulu Advertiser.
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    Wednesday's front page of The Boston Herald.
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    Wednesday's front page of The Denver Post.
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    Wednesday's front page of The Los Angeles Times.
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    Sept. 22, 1986:  Eunice Kennedy Shriver walks away from her brother Robert Kennedy's grave after a visit at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Shriver died earlier this month at age 88.
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    Nov. 22, 2008: The grave site of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., is seen on the 45th anniversary of his assassination, 
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    Aug. 26:  Police officers stand at the top of the street leading to the Kennedy compound early Wednesday morning in Hyannis Port, Mass.
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    Remembering Ted Kennedy

    Aug. 26: A television reporter delivers a report outside the Kennedy compound, early Wednesday morning in Hyannis Port, Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. 
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    Remembering Ted Kennedy

    Aug. 26: Police officers stand at the top of the street leading to the Kennedy compound, Wednesday morning in Hyannis Port, Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. 
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    Remembering Ted Kennedy

    Aug. 26:  The news media sets up outside the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport, Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. 
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    Aug. 26:  Ireland's Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen pays tribute to the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy at Government Buildings in Dublin early Wednesday. Kennedy died of a brain tumor on Tuesday.
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    Aug. 26: A news ticker in Times Square announces the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts on Wednesday in New York. The last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77.
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    Aug. 26:  A car enters the street to the Kennedy compound, background left, past a police check point, Wednesday in Hyannisport, Mass. 
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    Remembering Ted Kennedy

    Aug. 26: With a flag at half-staff at rear, visitors stop at the grave of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 77.
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    Remembering Ted Kennedy

    Aug. 26: The grave of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy is seen on Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 77.
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