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  • Kara Kennedy Dies Of Heart Attack

    Kara Kennedy Dies Of Heart Attack
    (CNN) -- Kara Kennedy, daughter of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, died of a heart attack on Friday, a family aide told CNN Saturday. She was 51. Kennedy suffered the attack following her daily workout, according to a statement from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. She was the only daughter of Sen. Kennedy, a liberal stalwart who passed away in 2009. That year, Kara Kennedy accepted a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on behalf of her ailing father. In 2003, she was diagnosed with lung cancer but overcame the disease. "Kara was a warm and caring person. Her children were the light and joy of her life," the statement from the institute said. "Her magnificent strength in her successful battle with lung cancer was a quiet inspiration to all of us and provided her family and fellow patients with hope." Kara Kennedy was a filmmaker and television producer, according to the institute. She also served on the National Advisory Board of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and as a director emerita and national trustee of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. She had recently co-produced a film for the institute that was shown at its inaugural gala and groundbreaking event. She is survived by her children Grace and Max, her mother Joan, her brothers Ted Jr. and Patrick, as well as her stepmother Victoria Reggie Kennedy and stepsiblings Curran and Caroline Raclin.
  • Edward Kennedy dies at 77; 'liberal lion of the Senate'

    Edward Kennedy dies at 77; 'liberal lion of the Senate'
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat and icon of American liberal politics who was the last surviving brother of a legendary political family, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., his family announced. He was 77. ---------...

    Sen. Edward Kennedy Dies At 77

    Sen. Edward Kennedy Dies At 77
    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. In nearly...

    Massachusetts Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy Dies At 77

    Massachusetts Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy Dies At 77
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat and icon of American liberal politics who was the last surviving brother of a legendary political family, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., his family announced. He was 77. Kennedy...

    Senate stimulus vote: Without Kennedy

     
    by Mark Silva One will be missing today when the Senate votes on the economic stimulus bill that cleared the House this afternoon. Sen. Edward Kennedy, battling brain cancer, is in Florida and will miss the final Senate vote. The...