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October 1, 1994 | from Religious News Service
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), an Irish Catholic in a state with an overwhelmingly Catholic population, learned a bitter lesson this week about the dangers of introducing religion into a political contest. Kennedy, who has served in the Senate for 32 years, is running the race of his life againstconservative Republican Mitt Romney, a former Mormon bishop and a self-made millionaire. Kennedy and Romney are in a virtual dead heat in the Senate race.
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September 4, 2009 | Associated Press
Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Martha Coakley announced Thursday that she would run as a Democratic candidate in the special election to succeed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Coakley said the state has had a "crisis of confidence" since Kennedy's death last week of brain cancer, and that she believed she could continue to be "an effective voice for the people of Massachusetts." "We've depended on him here in the Commonwealth and in Washington, and we will miss his strength and leadership and his sense of humor.
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April 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police in Palm Beach, Fla., were investigating a report by a 30-year-old woman that she had been raped when visiting the Kennedy family compound there. No charges have been filed and no details were released by the police. In Washington, the office of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) issued a statement saying that Kennedy had been in Palm Beach at the time but had no involvement with the alleged incident.
NATIONAL
August 31, 2009 | Dagny Salas, Salas writes for the Washington Post.
Joan Waxman happened to be in the nation's capital on an elementary school trip that week in 1963 when John F. Kennedy was buried. She was in town for a wedding when former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died. This weekend, as the body of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Waxman, 53, and her husband, Howard, were moving their son in for his junior year at George Washington University. Before heading back to New Jersey, they decided to pay their respects to the last of the fabled Kennedy brothers after watching his funeral cortege on Saturday.
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October 7, 1994 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy didn't stay too long at the dinner in this Boston suburb last Friday night honoring the visiting prime minister of Cape Verde. But as he left the hall filled with hundreds of immigrants from the tiny island nation, Kennedy paused by the door and leaned purposefully into Salah Matteos, the evening's master of ceremonies. "Keep in touch," the senior senator from Massachusetts said with a sudden urgency. "We really want--we need --your help. Help me out."
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April 13, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The woman who charged that the nephew of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy raped her, told police that she attempted to escape but that the nephew, William Kennedy Smith, tackled her, held her down and forced himself on her as she struggled vainly, a police report released Friday discloses.
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January 31, 2001 | Associated Press
President Bush has invited members of the Kennedy family to the White House to watch "Thirteen Days," the movie about John F. Kennedy and the Cuban missile crisis. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy have accepted the invitation for dinner and a movie Thursday. Also invited were Caroline Kennedy and her husband. Rep.
NATIONAL
November 19, 2008 | Noam N. Levey, Levey is a writer in our Washington bureau.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y), considered a prominent contender to become secretary of State in the Obama administration, was offered an alternative Tuesday -- to be a senior member of the Senate team aiming to overhaul the nation's healthcare system. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who has announced plans to craft sweeping healthcare legislation next year, asked the former presidential contender to head a working group focused on insurance coverage.
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December 7, 1991 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) told a jury Friday how he had taken his son and nephew for a late-night drink March 30 to overcome a melancholy mood, but denied that he heard screams or saw any evidence that his nephew had raped a woman later on the lawn of the family's oceanfront estate. In the fifth day of the William Kennedy Smith trial, the senator's son Patrick, 24, also took the stand to say that he had seen a woman at the family estate later that night with his cousin.
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July 5, 1992 | JOHN LANCASTER, THE WASHINGTON POST
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Washington lawyer Victoria Anne Reggie were married Friday evening in a small civil ceremony attended by about 30 close relatives in the living room of Kennedy's house in McLean, Va., according to a spokesman. In keeping with the couple's desire for privacy, the location and timing of the ceremony were not disclosed until after the fact. They evaded what could have been considerably more publicity by marrying in McLean rather than in Nantucket, Mass.
NATIONAL
August 28, 2009 | Washington Post
Senior Democrats in Washington and Massachusetts have thrown their support behind a proposal to appoint a temporary replacement for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, whose death Tuesday has left his chief cause -- national health insurance -- with one less vote. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday endorsed the plan to change the state's law to allow an interim appointment before a special election, when a candidate will be chosen to serve out the last three years of the Massachusetts Democrat's term.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
The death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was the first of a liberal politician of legendary stature since the rise of the cable news networks and as such it brought out their biases in slightly new ways. MSNBC, which has increasingly positioned itself as the anti-Fox, covered his death wall-to-wall and most often sounded the heroic note. CNN, staking out the middle, made it the day's main, but not only story. And Fox News, which had to measure respect for the dead against its habitual rightward spin, made its feelings known by treating it, for the most part, as just another of the day's news events (though the lead story, to be sure)
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June 13, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Sen. Ted Kennedy, a Democratic Party patriarch who is suffering from brain cancer, received a $2-million advance last year for his memoirs. Hachette Book Group's Grand Central Publishing division agreed to make the payment against future royalties for the autobiography, the Massachusetts politician reported in his personal financial disclosure form for 2008, released Friday. Hachette said the book, titled "True Compass," will be published Oct. 6.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2009 | Noam N. Levey
Congressional Democrats' bid to overhaul the nation's healthcare system got off to a rocky start Tuesday when Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) introduced his long-awaited plan -- only to face furious criticism from even moderate Republicans.
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June 5, 2009 | Noam N. Levey
Senate Democrats and the White House are stepping up preparations to overhaul the nation's healthcare system without the ailing Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), a politically and emotionally fraught move that could dramatically alter the course of what is expected to be a titanic legislative struggle.
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January 21, 2009 | Janet Hook and Peter Nicholas
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who is battling brain cancer, was stricken by a seizure at a post-inaugural lunch with President Obama and members of Congress on Tuesday, adding a somber note to a day of celebration in the Capitol. Kennedy, 76, was taken by ambulance to the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Edward F.
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April 8, 1991 | From United Press International
Florida police detectives questioned Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) Sunday regarding the alleged rape at the Kennedy family's Palm Beach, Fla., home. They told the senator he was not a suspect in the case, a Kennedy spokesman said. "The Palm Beach police have informed Sen. Ted Kennedy that neither he nor his son, Patrick, are suspects," spokesman Paul Donovan told reporters waiting outside Kennedy's suburban Washington home.
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July 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, midway through six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy treatments for brain cancer, is doing well aside from some fatigue, his wife has told loved ones. In an e-mail to family and friends sent Wednesday, Victoria Reggie Kennedy said he had been exercising each morning before heading to Boston for treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital. By afternoon, he was back at his family's compound in Hyannis Port. The e-mail was obtained Monday from a Kennedy friend.
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November 19, 2008 | Noam N. Levey, Levey is a writer in our Washington bureau.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y), considered a prominent contender to become secretary of State in the Obama administration, was offered an alternative Tuesday -- to be a senior member of the Senate team aiming to overhaul the nation's healthcare system. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who has announced plans to craft sweeping healthcare legislation next year, asked the former presidential contender to head a working group focused on insurance coverage.
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September 27, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who has brain cancer, was taken by ambulance to a hospital near his Cape Cod vacation home after complaining of feeling ill, but he returned home a few hours later. A statement by his office attributed the episode to a change in medications. Sen. John F. Kerry said his fellow Massachusetts Democrat was well and planned to watch the evening's presidential debate. A 911 call from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port came around 5 p.m., police said. Kennedy, 76, was "alert and responsive" during the trip to Cape Cod Hospital, police said.
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