The_Cynic, thanks for getting this story out so quickly. It will now show up on the home page for four hours. If new developments justify it, I'll renew this flag for another cycle.
Edward Kennedy dead
Sen. Edward Kennedy has died due to his ongoing illness and has lost his fight with brain Cancer.
The 77 year old died at home after losing his fight.
Brother of JF and Robert Kennedy his greatest fight in Congress was to bring about healthcare reform in the US.
With a career that has spanned decades, and to the angsts of fellow Democrats, Kennedy would often utilise his bipartisan feelings to get legislation through even if it meant adopting a position with political enemies.
(CNN) -- Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Wednesday at his home in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77. "We've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever," a family statement said. "We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice."
The death was announced Wednesday morning in a statement by the Kennedy family.
“Edward M. Kennedy – the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply – died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port,” the statement said. “We’ve lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all. He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it. He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it’s hard to imagine any of them without him.”
US President Obama will speak tomorrow about Sen. Kennedy's death.
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