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Complete coverage: Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009

Edward M. Kennedy, the iconic liberal lion of the U.S. Senate and reigning patriarch of a legendary family political dynasty, whose advocacy of social issues left an indelible stamp on a half-century of American politics, died of brain cancer at his Cape Cod, Mass., home. He was 77.

This undated photo shows the Kennedy brothers, John

This undated photo shows the Kennedy brothers, John F. Kennedy, left, Robert Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, right, in Hyannis Port, Mass. Ted Kennedy has died after battling a brain tumor his family announced early Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. Photo Credit: AP File