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US Senator Ted Kennedy Dies at 77

The last of the Kennedy brothers, who dominated US politics for decades, has died of brain cancer, his family said Wednesday.

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When Mr. Kennedy entered the Senate in 1962, he was aware that he might be seen as an upstart, with one brother in the White House and another in the cabinet. He sought guidance on the very first day from one of the Senate’s most respected elders, Richard Russell of Georgia. “You go further if you go slow,” Senator Russell advised.

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